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By the time the ticket office opened, there were hundreds of people in the queue.
In the past few days, tickets have been on sale to season- ticket holders and those with ticket stubs from selected previous matches.
Arsenal supporters travelled from London because they had been unable to get tickets from Highbury.
Arsenal, who received around 2,000 tickets for Saturday's clash, have made plans to show the game live at Highbury on a giant video screen.
Fixture backlog Meanwhile, Arsenal outcast Paul Davis is back to face Norwich at Carrow Road tonight as manager George Graham tackles injury problems, a mounting fixture backlog and the Gunners' dismal form in the Premier League.
Stylish midfielder Davis, 31, was fined and dumped from Graham's first-team plans more than a year ago when he wrote an article in a national newspaper criticising the manager's tactics after Arsenal's exit from the European Cup by Benfica.
With David Hillier becoming Arsenal's latest casualty in the defeat at Chelsea, Graham turns to Davis to helpprop-up his crippled squad.
Top scorer Ian Wright and skipper Tony Adams are extremely doubtful.
Wright is still suffering with the groin injury that ruled him out of England's World Cup qualifier 12 days ago, while Adams also missed the Chelsea defeat after falling down some stairs on a night out last week, and needing 29 stitches in a cut forehead.