‘Arsenal Fan TV is built and fed off of failure’ snipes Bellerin

Hector Bellerin has moved to slam the YouTube channel Arsenal Fan TV, claiming that they can’t be fans in the way that they grow and succeed due to the club’s downfalls.

The channel has been cast into fame in recent years, with one member of the so-called fan’s channel even making an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, and the YouTube channel has been cast well into the spotlight, with his highlights grabbing much of their interest following losses and shock defeats.

Hector Bellerin has now slammed the creators of the channel, and insists that none of the players actually watch the show.

“I don’t think there’s players who go on the internet to watch Arsenal Fan TV,” Bellerin said.

“It does sometimes pop up on your timeline. I see it sometimes, some friends say ‘oh have you heard what that guy on Arsenal Fan TV said.’

“It’s so wrong for someone who claims to be a fan and their success is fed off a failure. How can that be a fan?

“There’s just people hustling, trying to make money their way, which everyone is entitled to do.

“For us players it doesn’t affect us. If they want to have fun with it then have fun. When you grow you realise what is important to you to take [on board].

“If a coach comes to me and says you’ve done something bad I’m going to take that advice. If someone from Arsenal Fan TV says this guy needs to do this or that I’m not going to listen to him.

“They’re entitled to their opinion and the way they want to do it. If people find it funny then go watch it.”

What do you think of the channel? Do more rival fans watch the show than actual Gunners fans?

Tags Arsenal Arsenal Fan TV Bellerin


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  3. miker says:

    There is a fantv on youtube?
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? that’s not for the fantv. Bring back the thumb.

  4. miker says:

    Fantv??????????????? bring back the ???????????????

  5. Dylan says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Shouldn’t be called fan tv because you’re not a fan if you go on there and do nothing but bad mouth the players, the club, the manager. We all get frustrated and we have a right to do so. But if you have an issue with it I dont wanna hear it every flipping week. We get it, you dont like it. Why not do something else with your weekend and save us all the bother. I’m a Arsenal supporter. That means through the good games and the bad, I support the team. Arsenal fan tv is made up of glory hunters and wannabe football managers who think cos they managed to get port vale to the premier league in three seasons on Fifa 18 that they know better than a manager that’s been at the top of his game for over 20 years. Yeah he’s been a little bad last couple, but what is get on the players backs gonna do?? If I was a player and I saw A-tv I would give serious reconsideration to wanting to move to this club. The show is an embarrassment to the club and the real supporters

    1. Dylan says:

      **but what is GETTING on the players backs gonna do??**

  6. jon fox says:

    Bellerin does not know the first thing about what it takes to be an Arsenal fan and these stupid , immature comments will hardly help this poor defender win any friends among fans. Many would be glad to see the back of him and be replaced by someone who CAN defend, mark, jump, position himself correctly, cross a ball accurately and less weedy (though his ludicrous hairstyle is his own affair). He has proved to be a huge disappointment after a promising but over hyped start. Personally, I like all defenders to do the job they are well paid for, which is , primarily , to be able to defend. Just having great speed and constantly hitting the first defender when crossing the ball in attacks was done very well by the unlamented Walcott. For all I care , Bellerin can go the same way, unlamented too. Since we have not one quality outfield defender or keeper at the club, I hope the new manager , which I state here, we will have installed this summer , ships out the entire defence and brings in some men who care, will fight, have mens(rather than boys) strength, will to win and top ability. And I also want the thumbs back , as do most on here but from the Admin , just silence. Perhaps he is related to Kroenke!

    1. Midkemma says:

      I hope the new manager can teach the players how to defend because they do have talent, Wenger lets the players try to figure out what they should be doing and Bellerin could benefit greatly from being told what to do. What Vieira said comes to mind regarding this, Wengers trust in his players is his greatest asset and biggest weakness, he trusts that the players will come to the answer themselves when some just need a kick up the a*s. Or something like that.

      I also look at Chambers, I wasn’t a fan of him when we first signed him but he has won me over, I want to see him develop and consistently play at his top. I don’t think Wenger will get that out of him. He done well on loan and won the fans over, although they got relegated I would argue that was down to the team’s inability to score as the def record was worthy of being top half. He has some def talent that could be unlocked with a different manager.

      Wenger can get defenders to be good footballers and with a real def leader to control them then it can work really well, just look at out unbeaten season and how Wenger had a signing lead his built def which did work.

      I do think the next manager could be the catalyst for the def to get that leader needed and install some confidence in the teams ability to defend(by coaching them to defend) and I think some of them could win you over if given the time.

      1. jon fox says:

        So, having covered all opinions on Wenger, WHICH way do you vote on sacking or keeping him? You appear to be posting contrasting opinions.

  7. gotanidea says:

    Another worthless Arsenal marketing by an Arsenal player. Guys, is there any other Arsenal fan website that has thumbing system?

    1. GB says:

      No, I don’t think there is @gotanidea.
      I do think that without them we get more debate rather than people “hiding behind” the thumbs. Rather than (just for instance) thumb someone down because you disagree with them, say why you disagree. Also, some people just post stuff they think the majority want to hear so they get as many ‘thumbs up’ and wear it like a badge, the same people boasting how many followers they have on Instagram or YouTube. I think the site is better without them, but that’s just my opinion and it’s opinions that keep this site going, not thumbs, again, IMHO.

      1. jon fox says:

        You make an interesting point and while I definitely want the thumbs back, there is now far less oafish and 7 year old child like comments. Most still on here can actually say something worth reading and I agree that quality is far more important than quantity. Personally, I have always liked to actually debate one on one – and of course with anyone else who is interested – with those who post thought provoking comments. It is certainly true that thumbs are much used by cowards who have not the courage (or language skills) to post something worthwhile of their own.

    2. G-Rude says:

      Not as ggood as this one!

  8. Maks says:

    Long Live Arsenal Fan Tv!
    Frack Thumbs… long live writen word.

  9. Me says:

    This just illustrates how detached players are.
    Ask this question.
    If Arsenal were playing well, challenging on all fronts would the likes of Arsenal Fan TV have something to complain about?
    No…they would not.
    Arsenal are frankly just an average team with average players – when Arsenal fans are paying top dollar for an average product then I agree with Arsenal Fan TV.
    As for the players – they should be looking at themselves and either play for the club and its fans or just leave. I don’t care either way…

    1. jon fox says:

      Me, You make a great and astute point. Most players, throughout top level football, are now so rich , selfish and unconnected to the club and it’s fans that pays their obscene wages. For those who care to look ahead a very few years, it is clear that most European leagues are going to be only EVER won by one or two clubs at the most. That trend is deeply unhealthy to our sport. You only need read a typical sample of any club’ s fan comments to see how fans expect loyalty and call players “traitors” who exercise their human rights to change clubs (subject to existing contracts of course). This sums up precisely the fundamental disconnect between fans, who are those who have the club in their soul and heart and players (or staff in reality) who are making a living from their career. The days of true player love for any club are , in the vast majority of cases – long dead. When fans can no longer identify with their clubs players the vital fan / club bond is threatened . When fans leave in sufficient numbers the game DIES. When administrators , who are too trapped by love of money, either fail or refuse or have not the brain to see this sea change happening – which is a cancer within it – the games future is in mortal danger. The authorities should , for just one example insist that all players ditch headphones when in sight of and being welcomed by fans. They should make MUCH MORE EEFFORT TO engage with fans, esp at away games where the diehard fans go. This can never be legally enforced but only joint derision of selfish players at all levels of selfishness can turn round this fatal disconnect. If you have any vision it is plain that the game will die eventually, if it does not change. There is a tipping point and when that is reached we will all be in for a rude shock. Wages cannot keep going up forever while the working man cannot and will not afford to pay them. TV money disguises a lot of ills but those ills are still a cancer , silently eating away at our sport.

  10. ks-gunner says:

    Bellerin had witnesses Arsenal fans full wrath a year ago where he went to the throw in and fans where about to hang him there. He spends a lot of his time in social media and i can assure you that he does watch what others think about him. And thats what makes him look like an donkeKong. Self attention overload.

    There is no safe zone for bellerin. You are earning a lot of money and fans will judge you according to your perdormances in and outside the pitch.

    Can you imagine Bellerin playing alsongside Viera and him acting all fleshy and cool while being 27 points behinds the first place. Can you seriously imagine him then having a go at the fans for being critical knowing that the captain will rip ypu out a new….ding ding dong for being so weak and underperforming during the season.

    Wenger at fault for feeding and being to daddy lile to our players. No pressure whatsoever. No ambition whatsoever. No kampfgeist whatsoever.

    1. jon fox says:

      Spot on! Todays players, when compared to only 15-20 years ago , are like litlle children now compared to mature adults then. Footballers today typify the snowflake and self obsessed generation and BELLERIN is indeed a prime example. Ox was and still may be another example, though Klopp may well now have got him into line, since Klopp has steel in his soul. You are either a man or a boy; you cannot be both and Wenger has fostered and encouraged selfish and immature types for many years past. We are paying the awful price for his “liberal” stupidity and lack of steel. The big , bad wolf would never have blown Adams, Boulds, Vieras and Seamans house down. Xhakas, Bellerins and co house is made of straw and we all see the result of this all the time.

  11. Durand says:

    Another Arsenal player unable to take criticism. Wengers influence on the boy; blindly follow club, no questions, hand over tons of money and sit down STFU.

    Hey hector, you should have learned to send in decent cross in your 3rd year. Hey, learn to defend or you’ll become another Walcott; one dimension, speed.

    Carzola didn’t get much criticism, why?
    1. He has consistency
    2. Uses his brain FIRST, then feet
    3. Didn’t get head turned everytime barca mumbles

    Boy is getting soft and complacent without real competition.

  12. Break-on-through says:

    AFTV is not criticism, it is way beyond that and has been for a long time. The over the top drama was going on well before the situation we are in now. The headliners on that show noticed the attention they received from ranting and that’s what it became for them. If it was a true reflection on Arsenal fans well then we’d have new views each week instead of cutting straight to the guys that are gonna blow their tops. They never realized the influence they had on the average fan and they let our club down. Fans can make a difference but it goes two ways, when a season is still alive this AFTV bunch are a sorry excuse for a fan base. It is not difficult to look on with envy at bases like Liverpool’s Cetic’s Dortmund’s Galatasary’s and more. People backing AFTV believe they are backing the right to criticize, that is not what is going on here and you must have been under a rock to think that it is.

  13. stubill says:

    I can’t understand why people still watch it.

    It’s the same semi-literate people, spouting the same rubbish time after time.

    That’s my point of view, innit, blud, fam, bruv.

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