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ARSENAL CONSIDERS MOVE TO WEMBLEY

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Arsenal Football Club, which has threatened to move from the borough of Islington if it is not given planning permi...
Arsenal Football Club, which has threatened to move from the borough of Islington if it is not given planning permission to expand, is considering moving to Wembley, reports The Guardian (p22).

The club wants to expand its current 38,500 capacity to 55,000, and has told Islington LBC that if it doesn't get its way, it may be forced to move out of the borough.

The Sports Council has snubbed Arsenal's Wembley enquiry however. The Sports Council is helping to fund the national stadium's redevelopment, and doesn't want an 'anchor tenant'.

Another alternative for the club is a purpose-built stadium in the King's Cross area.

An Islington spokesman said: 'We want Arsenal to stay but not at all costs.'
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