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Arsenal put tickets up for general sale as fans stop buying


during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on April 17, 2016 in London, England.

Mike Hewitt

For the first time sine 2011, Arsenal has put tickets up for general sale.

Due to the club’s recent form, many season ticket holders are planning to stay home Thursday night when the Gunners host West Brom (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).

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Consecutive draws have Arsenal down to fourth place on the table, while their run of four wins from 13 matches has seen their title hopes disappear. With the Gunners in line for an 11th straight season of finishing third or fourth in the Premier League, fans are itching for change.

The Gunners were booed off the pitch in their last match at The Emirates, a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace. With another disappointing result, manager Arsene Wenger knows the supporters are upset.

Everybody is free to do what he wants with his season ticket. We have to live with that. It’s a Thursday night, it’s unusual. We just had a disappointing result at home, maybe that plays a part as well. First of all, it’s not experienced yet and we have to live with that.

I want our fans to be happy and when they are not, it affects me. You do not want to play in a negative environment; if we do, we can still perform.

We are responsible for the performance of the team and it is true that, at the moment, it is not a highlight but we have to take a distance with that.

Much of the supporters’ frustrations have to do with Wenger himself, as many believe the legendary manager should walk away this summer after nearly 20 years in charge. However, Wenger has said he will respect his contract with the club, which has one more season remaining.