Everyone's Talking About How Empty The Emirates Stadium Is Tonight
In case you haven't noticed it's quite cold at the moment. The snow and winds have led to the cancellation of plenty of sporting events. Arsenal vs Manchester City in the Premier League still went ahead but plenty of people stayed away.
The wind and the snow is so bad that even the darts was cancelled tonight. No Premier League PDC darts going on, despite the fact that it's inside and the flowing booze will keep everyone warm anyway.
Of course a lot of it is about the safety of the fans but those in north London were not deemed a risk for tonight's repeat of Sunday's Carabao Cup final just in the league this time.
The commentators and those on social media couldn't help but notice that the Emirates is looking, and sounding, pretty empty tonight and plenty are pointing out that Manchester City fans have managed to make the game so maybe it's not weather related:
At @Arsenal v @ManCity tonight. Staggering amount of empty seats. Stadium half full/empty at best and game five minutes old. This isn't just to do with the cold #afc #arsenal #mcfc pic.twitter.com/7PYFWD7gIp- Sam Elliott (@Sam_Elliott_) March 1, 2018
Arsenal fans are voting with their feet. The stadium looks hella empty- Chairman AW (@AffiSupaStar) March 1, 2018
Is the Emirates empty because of the weather or is it just that Arsenal are fucking shit?- Geoffrey Barker (@geofftheyido) March 1, 2018
Nice of Arsenal to make this feel like a home game for City with all the empty seats- Mike (@MikeLUHG) March 1, 2018
Unbelievable.- ℓἔ Ģῧήῆęŕ (@Le_Arsenal) March 1, 2018
The next level.
EPL match against the best team in England and half the stadium is empty...
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At least the Arsenal fans can use the cold as an excuse not to turn up today.- Kevin Gower:tm: (@KGower83) March 1, 2018
Tyler trying to pass off the empty stadium because of the weather yet Man City could manage to bring a full allocation? It's because Arsenal fans want rid of Wenger and are sick of the same old crap. WAKE UP ARSENE AND LEAVE U OLD BUFOON- G (@garryhood1872) March 1, 2018
Probably to the surprise of no one, least of all those who didn't actually turn up, City went ahead midway through the first half with Leroy Sane tearing the Gunners' defence apart before finding Bernardo Silva who ended the move with a lovely finish.
David Silva soon made it 2-0. Sane once again tore through the defence, playing in Aguero who found Silva and the Spaniard finished off nicely.
And it was 3-0 just after the half hour mark. A goal made out of FIFA with passing in the deep from City was moved forward quickly and Sane got his own goal that his play had deserved.
As if the few Arsenal fans that were there needed an excuse to be any quieter, or to leave early- the cold can't get you at home lads.