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Emirates Stadium- Arsenal FC Ground Guide

Smudge

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
Only ever gone by train. Arsenal Station is just around the corner, but just because the queues are so bad, and its easier to get to from Euston, I usually go to Finsbury Park and walk down, which takes about 10-15 minutes. Its also on the Piccaddilly Line, so accessible if I have to drive most of the way, when I tend to park at Cockfosters. Better selection of away pubs and places to eat near Finsbury Park too.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
N/A

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
The lower tier is a bit shallow, but everyone usually stands anyway. If you do choose to sit down, you have those lovely enormous padded seats!

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Stewards at most London grounds are generally sound and leave us alone. They are a bit pickier at Arsenal though. No problems about standing up, but can be quite aggressive if you're near the segregation line, will happily stand and watch or threaten to throw you out for complaining about Arsenal fans chucking coins at you...

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
The food is very expensive...its quite nice to be fair, but still not worth the money.

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Arsenal's atmosphere is notoriously quite poor. The away end is quite well built for away fans making some noise.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
As above, if you come in through Finsbury Park, there are a few pubs and some places to eat near there. If not, nothing wrong with the Drayton right opposite the ground.

Overall Score Out of 10?
Never feels as impressive to me as other big grounds. I think that tiny middle tier makes it look and feel smaller than than it actually is. Its a good ground though.
8/10
 

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How easy was the ground to get to?

Went by train last time, Arsenal station is easy to get to but the queues after the match are dreadful, we left early as we were getting thrashed and even then the queue was enourmous, like Smudge says defiantly walk to the next station along.

Based on where you sat how was the view?

We were in the third row from the front where the view isn't great as it's tricky to see the other end of the pitch.

How were the stewards on the day?

Didn't really notice them which I guess is a good sign!

If you ate at the ground, how was the food?

Didn't eat.

How was the atmosphere at the ground?

I couldn't hear the Arsenal fans at all even when they were in the lead (so most of the game), our fans sang well and it was a decent atmosphere from our end.

How are the pubs and local attractions in the area?

If you come out of Arsenal station and turn left and follow the road down to the end (past the old Highbury ground), you'll come to a main road where if you turn right there are a fair few pubs up the road.

Overall score out of 10?

It's a great ground and looks very impressive, even though I'm not a fan of the new builds (such as Wigan and Stoke) I'd give it a 9/10.
 

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