I wonder spmetimes what the Arsenal fans would have to do in order to draw some real reaction from the Arsenal board or our manager, because Arsene Wenger and the club’s top brass appear to be impervious to criticism and protest, which was highlighted once again this week by the reaction to the obvious sight of huge swathes of empty seats at the Emirates stadium.
It may not have been the most attractive or exciting of prospects to watch a rearranged game on a Tuesday night against an already relegated Sunderland side, but that does not really explain the decision of Arsenal fans to stay away in their droves.
The Frenchman suggested that a lot of fans would have seen it as a game to miss but surely with the Gunners needing a win to keep the fight for a top four finish alive there was something to play for, and saying that we were expected to win does not really make sense either, as fans surely want to see their team winning and scoring goals.
Wenger told Sky Sports, “No, it’s Tuesday night against Sunderland. Everybody expects us to win and I didn’t count the number of people who were in the seats.
“We have to focus on our job and not look at how many people are in the stands. When you’re a football player, you ideally want to be playing in a packed stadium, but we are quite spoiled with that at Arsenal.
“Overall, it’s a Tuesday night and people may think Sunderland is an easy game and that’s why there were less people.”
Really? Well I beg to differ, because it was not that people decided not to buy tickets as there were nearly 60,000 sold but reports suggest around 20,000 were not used and that sounds like a protest to me.
It is not as if this is a one off protest either. Wenger also dismissed the plane banner protest recently and has generally appeared to ignore any signs of frustration from the Arsenal fans. What do you think about all this Gooners?