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Gazidis critical of ticketing for final

Ivan Gazidis, the Arsenal chief executive, has questioned the "balance" of ticketing for the FA Cup final against Hull City after each club was allocated 25,000 seats for the Wembley showpiece on May 17.

Arsenal had taken 49,000 supporters to their semi-final on Saturday.

However, the FA are to offer 20,000 final tickets to volunteers and member clubs through the "football family". With the final being part of the Club Wembley membership package, some 17,000 tickets will also be allotted elsewhere.

Gazidis feels the system is unfair on fans both teams involved in the final. "We are disappointed many of our supporters and also those of Hull City will be unable to get tickets to the cup final. The balance in the FA's allocation system is not right."

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