Do Arsenal fans want a safe standing area?

Arsenal fans have been asked to give their opinion on whether they wish to have a safe standing area installed at the Emirates Stadium.

Celtic have had one installed in Parkhead this season, and the introduction has been a very positive one, leading to calls for other clubs to do the same.

A meeting has now been held on Monday in North London with the Arsenal Trust, and this was posted on their website following the event.

“On Monday evening, the AST held an open meeting on safe standing.

“This meeting was addressed by guest speakers from the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and (English) Football League.

“Also in attendance to support the discussion were representatives from REDaction, BSM (Black Scarf Movement) and AISA (Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association).

“The meeting heard about the progress being made in considering options to return to safe standing and that the Premier League is soon to conduct some formal research and consultation into the subject.

“This work will include discussion with supporters’ groups, building on a meeting the AST had with the Premier League chief executive last summer when we urged him to review the issue. This debate follows the successful introduction of safe standing by Celtic Football Club.

“This survey is open to all Arsenal fans and we are hoping for a large response so that we can represent the views of as many people as possible on this important topic.”

The survey can be filled out by following the link below.

Do fans want to see a safe standing area brought to the Emirates stadium? Should all clubs have one?

Pat J

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  1. Barreh says:

    They need to get a singing section that can really boost the atmosphere. Against Burnley the reaction of it not being over brought a lot of the fans to motivate the team. If we can get that a lot more in the game maybe in some matches the fans maybe the deciding factor to us winning games

  2. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    Of course we do, I stood in the North Bank in 1970 when we beat Anderlect 3-0 to win the Fairs Cup (Eufa Cup) final after losing the first leg at their place 3-1. Most weeks I was there and then upper tier west stand north bank end and wished then I was still down there.
    Safe standing works, brings singing and the hard core fans together.
    Seating turned the old ground into the Highbury Library and the Emirates needs a lift, that standing for the hard core Gooners will bring.

  3. gmv8 says:

    Why should standing boost support? I think safe standing is a bit bit like responsible drinking, I remember standing as a child, and getting crushed when anything happened, put me off going to games back then.

  4. gmv8 says:

    If standing is being promoted to reduce prices, then clubs should be looking at schemes to provide lower cost tickets safely, rather than going back to the standing days again.

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