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Empty Seats To Greet Arsenal And West Brom Players

Emirates Stadium InsideWith their Premier League title hopes dead, the Gunners could face West Brom on Thursday in front of thousands of empty seats as Arsenal fans are expected to show their unhappiness with the season by staying away in droves.

So many Arsenal fans are expected to boycott the match that the club could see their lowest attendance since the club move to the Emirates Stadium. Early indications suggest the Emirates Stadium could be under capacity by up to 20,000 fans, which would be a record low since Arsenal left Highbury in 2006.

The official attendance number will not include all these empty seats as season ticket holders are always included in the attendance figures, but they will certainly impact the the atmosphere inside the Emirates.

The Gunners have seen their Premier League title challenge collapse in disastrous fashion over the past few weeks and Arsene Wenger’s side were booed off after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

While Arsenal players and fans are disappointed in the way that this season ends, they cannot lose sight of the fact that the Gunners have still to lock up a top four finish. Arsenal are currently in fourth place and are only four points ahead of Manchester United.

Normally fans would look at Arsenal’s run-in to the end of the season with games left against West Brom (H), Sunderland (A), Norwich (H), Man City (A) and Aston Villa (H) with confidence. Three games against four of the worst teams in the Premier League should be easy victories.

But if the Emirates suddenly becomes a hostile home stadium then those matches against West Brom, Norwich and Aston Villa suddenly become difficult.

Add in tricky away matches to Sunderland and Man City and this season could get a lot worse for Arsenal fans if they are not careful.

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  • Mel Bestley April 20, 2016, 6:38 am

    I think that in the long run it would be good for arsenal to not qualify for
    Champions Leaque football and for Tottenham to win the premier Leaque because there needs to be a big change at arsenal they have big problems
    That need to be rectified not just at manager level but at board as well,they
    Are just not progressing under this regime and I am afraid that if they get into a top four finish every thing will be alright and nothing needs to change.

  • Onesimus omagor April 20, 2016, 3:39 am

    There is only one medicine for Arsene wenger, let all fans go a mass buoaycoat when arsenal host west brom tonight.

  • Henry April 20, 2016, 1:44 am

    I will preferred all the fan not to attend the match to show them that the fan are not happy with their business and I love the club to be out of top four so that the board will also be frustrated for 13years top four is an embarrassment to arsenal fan Wenger out

    • Kei April 20, 2016, 8:41 am

      “I love the club to be out of top four…” with all due respect, that is an extraordinarily poor attitude. who wishes for their own team to lose and achieve anything other than the best possible results?

  • Stanley N April 19, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Look at Chelsea Man City Liverpool and Man u now that the have Contie Guardola Klopp and Mourinho is likely to be Man u manager they likely to be tougher than us and Wenger is still at Arsenal. That is one of the reasons why we have to get rid of this Mr Bean known as Arsene Wenger and Stan Kroenke and the flops and deadwoods or weights Debuchy Mertesacker Arteta Giroud Ramsey Flamini Sanogo and if possible Chambers and The Ox if we are to win the league next season. Then appoint any of these coaches Simeone Loew Henry or if possible hijack Man u for Mourinho and then sign world class players. May the Emirate Stadium be empty until the end of the season and may the fans not travel for away matches because we are tired this nonsense coach.

  • Stanley N April 19, 2016, 6:29 pm

    Look at Chelsea Man City Liverpool and Man u now that the have Contie Guardola Klopp and Mourinho is likely to be Man u manager they likely to be tougher than us and Wenger is still at Arsenal. That is one of the reasons why we have to get rid of this Mr Bean known as Arsene Wenger and Stan Kroenke and the flops and deadwoods or weights Debuchy Mertesacker Arteta Giroud Ramsey Flamini Sanogo and if possible Chambers and The Ox if we are to win the league next season. Then appoint any of these coaches Simeone Loew Henry or if possible hijack Man u for Mourinho and then sign world class players. May the Emirate Stadium be empty until the end of the season and may the fans not travel for away matches because we are tired this nonsense coach.

    • Kei April 19, 2016, 9:06 pm

      Lay off the K2, man. There’s no way all those players are being sold or let go for free in the summer. There’s no way Wenger’s being let go, either. You’re just going to have to learn to accept reality here.

  • GOONERMAY68 April 19, 2016, 6:09 pm

    It will only when the money slows pouring into the clubs coffers.will they look for a reason? Arsene F.C. Is THE reason for consistent failure.A stubborn man way past his sale by date.When SMALL clubs finish in front of us. Then wenger runs out of excuses. No more not being able to compete blah blah .WENGER OUT

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