The Emirates Stadium was everything I could have possibly hoped for and more.
As a lifelong Arsenal fan finally coming to London, this is was the one stadium I could not wait to watch a game in. Everything from getting off the tube with the home crowd to sitting in my seat was a magical experience. Even with all the trouble and turmoil Arsenal are going through this year (come on you, if you follow football at all you HAVE to have seen #WengerOut) the atmosphere was still buzzing.
Getting to the stadium is very easy, located in the heart of North London. Arsenal also is the ONLY club in London that have a tube station named after them, any opportunity to mug off the other London clubs I have to take it.
Getting tickets to Arsenal was a little tricky as Arsenal have some of the most expensive match day tickets across Europe (I know its ridiculous). I found a LIFE CHANGING Twitter page a Arsenal Tickets, that puts you in contact with season ticket holders trying to sell their match tickets. More often than not you can get the tickets for below face value as they’re looking for last minute buyers and it isn’t all above board. The sellers are extremely compliant, it was very easy to navigate.
The match was Arsenal against West Ham, a game they should easily win, but given the nature of Arsenal, you really never know.
The game started off uneasy and the crowd reflected this. Once Arsenal started playing smooth, stylish football the crowd got into it and the stadium was jumping.
You can check the highlights here.
Overall fantastic experience, the Emirates is a must visit stadium while in London.