Champions Man City return almost HALF of 2,000 tickets for Arsenal match after fans are asked to pay 62
15:24 GMT, 8 January 2013
15:52 GMT, 8 January 2013
Manchester City have returned 900 unsold tickets of the 2,000 allocation for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates.
The champions were expected to sell out their away tickets but it appears travelling fans have been put off by the 62 Arsenal are charging each fan.
Arsenal were revealed to be the hosts of English football's most expensive day out by the BBC's Price of Football survey back in October.
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Back in blue: Belgian defender Boyata
Meanwhile, City have recalled defender Dedryck Boyata from his loan at Eredivisie side FC Twente.
A statement on their official website read: 'The Belgian defender could well continue his education at another club in the coming weeks having played just eight games for Steve McLaren's side.'
The 22-year-old spent also last season on loan with Bolton, but was unable to prevent the Trotters being relegated to the npower Championship.
City have also revealed that Italian striker Luca Scapuzzi, 21, has joined Serie B side AS Varese on loan until the end of the season.