The Reason Why There's 10,000 Empty Seats At The Emirates Stadium
Are you watching the Arsenal vs. Hull City game and wandering why there's so many empty seats? Well, there's a reason behind the masses of visible red seats.
Arsenal are hosting Hull as they kick-off the Premier League weekend with Sky televising the encounter, though there is a glaring takeaway from the first-half.
And we're not talking about the action on the pitch.
(Arsene Wenger watches on from the stands following his touchline ban.)
The Gunners faithfuls are voting with their feet as they stage a protest against long-serving manager Arsene Wenger by not attending today's match. Per the Arsenal Supporters Trust, the frustration of the clubs situation is boiling over.
Succumbing to Chelsea's brilliance last weekend was preceded with a surprising 2-1 home defeat to Watford, as Arsenal's challenge for the league title is pretty much over albeit in mid-February as they trail the leaders by a massive 12 points.
Needless to say, the mounting scrutiny Wenger is under grows stronger with his position coming under intense speculation.
The anti-Wenger brigade are out at the Emirates again today. Some of those signs are disgraceful though. pic.twitter.com/LsLzk8a5yh
- Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 11, 2017
Here's how Twitter reacted to the sight of 10,000 empty seats:
Plenty of empty seats around the Emirates at KO. Also an absence of any chants pleading with Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal... #AFCvHCFC
- Layth (@laythy29) February 11, 2017
So I couldn't get a ticket because it's 'sold out' yet empty seats @Arsenal
- JW (@_Jamesweir) February 11, 2017
Really makes me cross to see all those empty seats. Tried to get tickets for this match and couldn't... #Arsenal Just support your team :confused::worried:
- Katie Williams/Kemp (@katkemp4) February 11, 2017
Plenty of empty seats @Arsenal Emirates. #Gooners losing faith, patience or both? #ArsHul #Wenger
- Graham Potter (@GPotter_MUFC) February 11, 2017
I'm expecting to see a pretty empty stadium today. At least 10k empty seats for a variety of reasons
- Arsenal Obsessed (@ArsenalObsessed) February 11, 2017
That protest worked. Well done Arsenal fans. So many empty seats!
- Deano (@deanocx) February 11, 2017
Empty seats at Arsenal :grimacing: yet if Wenger got sacked all those fans would be calling him a god...
- Matt Hurrell (@matthewhurrell) February 11, 2017
So many empty seats? Arsenal fans you're disgraceful. Team before interests! Wenger has been with you for ages and this is how you repay him
- Hêlîn (@MUnitedGirl) February 11, 2017
Good to see empty seats at Arsenal. The only way fans will be heard is if we vote with our feet.
- Nick (@nick_ncfc) February 11, 2017
What do you make of the decision made by a section of the Arsenal fans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.