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Arsenal tickets bookable with Emirates or Amex points – VIP prices halved

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Emirates has released another batch of Arsenal football tickets for Emirates Skywards members who have miles to redeem.  You can also use American Express Membership Rewards points via a transfer.

The good news is that Emirates has finally come to its senses over the pricing of the Emirates VIP suite. The cost has been halved although it is still more than pre-covid.

Use Emirates Skywards miles for Arsenal football tickets

The Emirates box has been cut to 60,000 miles per seat

Tickets are now bookable for the next seven games:

  • Crystal Palace on 18th October
  • Aston Villa on 22nd October
  • Watford on 6th November
  • Newcastle on 27th November
  • Southampton on 11th December
  • West Ham on 14th December
  • Wolves on 28th December

Here is some typical pricing:

Emirates Skywards miles for Arsenal seats

The cost of the VIP box has been cut from 117,000 miles per seat to 60,000 miles.

This is a big improvement but still not a bargain.

When Emirates first started offering seats in the Emirates Box, they cost 15,000 to 30,000 miles each depending on the quality of the opposition.

The Emirates Box is VERY good.  It is the best located box in the stadium and you get good quality drinks and hot food before, during and after the game.  Here is a review of a past trip although I have been 7-8 times since.  I tended to take the cheapest games, because my son would prefer to see Arsenal hit four past a weak team than watch them draw 0-0 against Manchester United.

The pricing has crept up in recent years and I have used 40,000 miles per seat for the last few I have attended.  This is still not cheap (80,000 miles for me and my son, which I got by transferring 80,000 American Express Membership Rewards points) but was worth it as a treat once or twice per season.

60,000 miles is toppy though. At a notional value of 1p per mile or American Express point, we are talking about giving up £1,200 of free flights to watch a game.

It also looks expensive against the Travelzoo VIP Premier League deals currently available.

10,000 miles for standard admission is good value

Standard admission tickets have gone up, on average.

The last batch was priced at 5,500 to 13,000 miles per seat per game, depending on the opposition. This batch is a flat 10,000 Skywards miles per seat.

That said, you can’t usually get Arsenal tickets in general sale unless you are a club member, although I believe it is easier at present. Being able to use a small number of American Express points, converted to Emirates Skywards miles, is a good deal.

How to book

Full details and booking is available on this page of the Emirates website.

You cannot get a refund if the time or date of the game is changed and you can no longer attend.

Tickets cannot be transferred.  The person who is named on the Emirates Skywards account MUST attend.  It is difficult to get around this because you need to collect your tickets on the day from the Arsenal offices and ID is required.

Transfers from American Express Membership Rewards to Emirates Skywards are instantaneous if the accounts are already linked and should be pretty quick even if they are not.

I would say ‘I’ll see you there’ but – at 60,000 Emirates Skywards miles per seat – I am still very much on the fence and leaning towards ‘no’.

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards

How to earn Emirates Skywards miles from UK credit cards (March 2023)

Emirates Skywards does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Emirates Skywards miles by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles which is an attractive rate.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards mile. The Gold card earns double points (2 per £1) on all flights you charge to it.

Comments (20)

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  • Jeff Greene says:

    “ That said, you can’t get Arsenal tickets in general sale unless you are a club member”

    Not true. The Chelsea match didn’t even sell out and you didn’t need a membership to get a ticket

    • Ken says:

      It’s been easy to buy Arsenal tickets for years. The red membership is £29 and practically guarantees you a ticket to every match bar Spurs.
      Most Arsenal match actual attendances are 6-15000 less than published.
      Most matches will go on general sale this year.

      Absolute myth that tickets are hard to get.

    • Jeff Greene says:

      All types of tickets were available too. The cheapest and most expensive

  • Nathan says:

    The way Arsenal are going you will soon be able to buy tickets to their games from Poundland 🤣

  • Grant says:

    “ I tended to take the cheapest games, because my son would prefer to see Arsenal hit four past a weak team…”

    Giving it a miss then this season? 😜

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      In fairness it would make sense to miss this season. If thumpings are the motivation then they are more likely to come next year against Derby, Birmingham, Huddersfield et al.

  • Graeme says:

    Where do tickets go on general sale out of interest? Keep an eye on the Arsenal site I presume if they don’t sell out? I was thinking of taking my son to the Palace game on 18th of October as we are visiting from Scotland and he’s a big Tierney fan. Don’t want to have to buy membership for both of us on top of the tickets.

  • Paul says:

    I went box office and got 2 tickets at 1440 on Saturday for the Norwich game on Saturday. 36 pound total and I am not a member.

  • Skins says:

    Limit of 2 tickets pp as well. Don’t remember that limit being there on the previous batch but I could be wrong.

  • Robin Pan Versey says:

    60,000 miles to watch Arsenal? I suppose I’ve done worse to earn miles…

  • swifty says:

    that’s great, but I want to watch man u play brighton at brighton, how do I do this please?

    • ken says:

      I want doesn’t get.

      Brighton supporter, United or neutral ?
      Normal tickets or hospitality ?
      1 ticket or 2 or more together ?

      • Swifty says:

        Just thought amex might have something on offer as it’s the amex stadium in brighton. The heart wants what the heart wants. Its mainly to see CR7 in my lifetime, doubt I’ll get to see messi now. I want a good seat to watch paul pogba too. Hes so physical.

        • ken says:

          Should be some hospitality seats available but you would be looking at about 360 inc VAT
          Contact club direct.

          Or join as a member and hope you get a ticket that way.

          The only related Amex offer i have seen is 5% cash back if you spend 650 with Brighton. A limited audience I would have thought

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