Date: 5th April 2018 at 7:33am

Arsenal fans have been right to stay away from the Emirates in recent weeks.

That’s the message from Gunners legend Ian Wright who says he’s ‘pleased’ with the supporters reaction to their season.

The Gunners beat Stoke City 3-0 on Sunday in front of a half-full stadium as fans continue to protest against the club.

Arsenal have endured a poor season domestically, including suffering seven defeats since the turn of the year.

Losses such as at Nottingham Forest, Brighton and a pitiful League Cup defeat to Man City was enough for Arsenal fans to say ‘enough is enough’.

Speaking onĀ The Debate, Wright thinks the sight of so many empty seats at what should be a crucial point in the season will unlikely to have gone unnoticed by the club’s board.

When asked if the empty seats at Emirates will hurt the board, Wright said: “It should do and you hope that they will see that the fans have had enough.

Thousands refused to to turn up for Arsenal vs Stoke

“Arsenal fans get a lot of stick on social media and people laugh at them. They threaten to do stuff and it doesn’t quite happen but this is the first time I’ve seen a positive step from the fans.

“I’m quite pleased they’ve done it,” the former Arsenal striker added.

“I was there the other day and it’s not good to see but with the prices that they pay, they’ve had to listen to excuses, they’ve watched players leave, they’ve watched really incompetent performances and they’ve still gone in their droves.

“They should show that they are not happy. I’m pleased that they’ve done it and hopefully the board will be looking.”


One response to “Ian Wright delivers verdict on stay-away Arsenal fans”

  1. Vic Furmage says:

    I totally agree with those views, because of the costs involved, I am only prepared to attend cat C games. This situation has to my experience occurred during previous periods of supporting ARSENAL (I have followed the Gunners since 1953,my late father was also a supporter).I have a ticket for the Burnley game, and I hope it will be Wengers last game, as manager,but I think silent Stan will not view it that way (Americans love to make a profit). I also think even if Wenger goes, it will take 2or3 seasons to put everything back to a reasonanable level of competitiveness

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