Have Arsenal fans given up? by DN
Arsenal’s hopes of even making the Top Three are now going down the plug-hole at an alarming rate. Two local derby draws have destroyed our chances of catching Leicester (or Tottenham by the looks of things) and we now have to fight Man City for the automatic Champions League spot.
But it seems the fans have already given up on this season, and there were thousands of empty seats at the Emirates yesterday and the ones that came were looking bored and uninterested. The Gunners failed to have one shot on target in the first half hour against a lowly Crystal Palace side, and there was very little action to get the loyal fans (that actually came to the game) singing and chanting.
The ex-Arsenal striker Alan Smith was watching the game with Sky, and even he was unimpressed with the atmosphere. “The season is dribbling sadly to a close, there is an air of apathy around the club.” Smiffy said.
“That’s the impression you get. There should be questions at the end of the season but whether there will be – who knows.
“These aren’t new problems. You would hope there would be some kind of post-mortem at the end of the season and problems would be rectified.”
After Palace equalised even more fans left the stadium, and that was probably only so they could boo and jeer the players after the game. There has been much talk lately about protests against Kroenke and Wenger after yet another Groundhog Day season, but have the empty seats shown that the fans are starting to let their feelings be known? Or have they just lost interest in this underperforming Arsenal side?