Bayern fans protest over Arsenal ticket prices

A supporters group for the German champions has called for a five-minute shutout over what it calls "impossible" costs of watching their upcoming European clash in London

Arsenal have been attacked for their "impossible" ticket costs by a Bayern Munich fan group, who are planning to protest in the Champions League visit to the Emirates Stadium later this month.

The Bundesliga champions travel to London on October 20 but a supporters group, FC Bayern Worldwide, is urging fans not to accept what they deem to be "excessive ticket prices".

The fan group claim the cheapest ticket available is £64 which will rise to €100 (£74) with fees and postage making it implausible for many fans to afford live football.

"We will not enter the away sector for the first five minutes of the game Arsenal FC against FC Bayern München on the 20th of October 2015,” a statement on their Facebook page read.

"We will be taking this action to draw attention to the excessive ticket prices for this fixture. The cheapest ticket for this group phase match is priced at £64, which with fees and postage included will cost Bayern fans almost €100.

"This kind of a price structure makes a stadium visit impossible for younger and socially disadvantaged fans. It destroys fan culture, which is the basis of football. In England, this development has already taken place.

"We want to protest at the price structure and at the same time changes in the stadia. We want to remind clubs and associations of their social responsibility and warn them of the effects, which we will all feel, both as fans and club officials.

"We express our support for campaigns like '20's Plenty' from England and 'Kein Zwanni' in Germany. Especially the developments in English football should be a sobering example.

"The first five minutes of the game in London will be, what future football will look like if this madness continues. Empty seats in the stands and no singing or emotion in the stands. In the following 85 minutes we want to show the alternative and show how fundamentally important a lively fan-culture is for football."