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Arsenal Fan Group Plans To Trial An 'Atmosphere Improvement' At The Emirates This Season

Arsenal Fan Group Plans To Trial An 'Atmosphere Improvement' At The Emirates This Season

Arsenal supporters are planning to improve the atmosphere at the Emirates this season by bringing some much-needed noise to matches.

The Ashburton Army have been in touch with the Gunners and are preparing to bring drums to matches going forward.

And they said in a Twitter statement that they want fans to chant when they "hear the drum" and encouraged Gunners supporters at the stadium to be "involved."

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The statement continued: "Don't shy down from the prospect of it.

"We want to make it work and ensure it is a weekly thing to create a hostility atmosphere for not only the bigger games but also the lesser teams.

"Being the twelfth man is a necessity in football, without supporter football is nothing so please help us in turning the Emirates into a place teams do not want to go to."

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According to Ashburton Army, they will roll out the new 'atmosphere trial' on Saturday when Arsenal host Burnley for their first home league match of the season.

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The initiative has attracted interest from fans on Twitter and has been met with a mixed response.

One supporter tweeted: "Whether it helps the atmosphere in the long run or not, keep up the effort lads! Don't let others try dampen what you're trying to do. COYG."

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Someone else posted: "Well done, guys! At least you are trying things and want a great atmosphere, good luck and me and my kids will be in the concourse singing as we did against Brighton on the last game."

A third said: "Brilliant that you're trying to improve the atmosphere, but please -- no drum!"

A fourth added: "Is this a windup?"

Manchester United also announced plans in July to introduce a dedicated 'atmosphere section' to Old Trafford for the new season.

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Thoughts on Ashburton Army's plans?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Emirates Stadium, gunners, Unai Emery, Football, Premier League, Arsenal, Emirates, Twitter

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