Whether or not Arsene Wenger really meant what he said when replying to a question about the empty seats at the Emirates stadium, but the Frenchman seemed to suggest that the Arsenal fans were only staying away because these Premier League games had little riding on them.
He appeared to think that the ground would be full again when Arsenal hosted the Russian club CSKA Moscow this week, because the Europa League games are still very important, so if that is true the boss would have been a bit put out, to say the least, at the lack of numbers and the general vibe around the ground at kick-off last night.
As the game wore on though, with thrills and spills and plenty to shout about from the Arsenal team, it felt as though there was a change in attitude from the Arsenal fans. Of course that could soon evaporate but it could also build, especially if Wenger and the players carry on producing and we stay in this competition which represents a last chance to salvage a sorry season.
In fact these Europa League games could actually get us Gooners fired up again, so do you think that the tide may have turned, with respects to how the Arsenal fans feel about the boss, while we thrashed our opponents CSKA last night? Or was it just a brief period of support which will soon end and see calls for a new manager back as firm as ever?