​Arsenal's attempts to hand Sutton United all of the ticket revenue made from the upcoming FA cup fifth round tie between the two sides looks set to be dashed by English football's governing body. 


Reports in The Sun state that the Premier League outfit were prepared to waive away their profits made from selling their share of the tickets for next Monday's match at Gander Green Lane, which is expected to be a sell-out. 

However, the generous offer from the Gunners is likely to be stopped in its tracks as FA rules stipulate that the non-league side can only receive 50% of the money made as no financial deals can be agreed between two different teams in the competition. 


The Sun also suggests that Arsenal were willing to give their £247,500 TV fee to Sutton United, however, despite boasting an annual turnover of £330m in the last financial year, the north Londoners will be unable to hand it to their opposition.

Whilst the part-timers may be rightfully unhappy about the FA's ruling, they are still guaranteed to pocket at least £700k from this season's FA cup competition, partly owed to the generous TV money on offer.


Sutton's memorable win over Leeds United in the previous round earned them £144k courtesy of BT Sport who broadcast the fourth-round tie. 


With the BBC set to show Monday's match live, the minnows will receive £247,500 on top of £90k given to them by the FA for reaching this stage of the competition. 


Coincidentally, that figure will double if they can pull off one of English football's biggest ever shocks and find a way past an Arsenal team that will go from playing at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening, to lining up at the 5,000 capacity stadium at Gander Green Lane just five days later.