It seems to me that the additional seats will have probably gone to customers of a corporate nature. Ultimately for such a marquee (to use an American commercialism term) game I suspect that the club where never going to sell to supporters of the club, there is clearly a undercurrent at the Emirates that the club wants to have the stadium full of customers ie;
The Emirates of the future?
It will be interesting on Wednesday to have a look around the ground and note the make up of attendees. Yes in a mid week game there are supporters in suits who have come from work , but I would hazard a guess that there are more shirts and ties and higher sales of programmes, bagels and plastic tumblers of Vin ordinaire.
So much for putting real fans first.