Arsenal have given Norwich extra tickets for the Carabao Cup fourth round.
The two sides meet at the Emirates on October 24th for the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Norwich had initially been allocated 5,200 tickets for the game. They went on sale at 9am on Thursday and were sold out within three hours.
This has left many Norwich fans frustrated as they were unable to secure tickets.
Norwich have a points-based system where fans who frequently attend away matches earn points and receive priority for future tickets. That didn’t turn out to be the case this time around.
However, according to the Eastern Daily Press, an extra 3,600 tickets have been made available.
Norwich released a club statement about the decision, saying: “Following discussions between the two clubs Norwich City are pleased to confirm that 3,600 extra tickets will be available for Canary fans traveling to its Carabao Cup Fourth Round match away to Arsenal on October 24.
“The additional tickets will go on general sale from 9am on Thursday, October 5. These tickets are in the Upper Tier and are priced at £20 adults and £10 concessions.”
Demand for the game is said to the biggest its been since Norwich’s appearance in the Championship play-off final in 2015.
Arsenal’s decision to release extra tickets may have been motivated by the low turn-out for the third round tie against Doncaster.
That game produced a record-low attendance of 42,000 and a rather subdued atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium.
With nearly 10,000 travelling fans set to attend the game, there should at least be a decent atmosphere on the night.