Someone should tell the West Ham fans this is the best way to protest.
No, not running onto the pitch and trying to confront the players during the game, but not actually turning up to the game.
That’s what hits the board hardest when the tickets aren’t being sold and that’s what the Arsenal fans did today.
As the cameras panned across the Emirates stadium on kick-off there were so many empty seats you could almost make out the whole Arsenal cannon printed on the stands.
Against Man City just over a week ago, with the home side on the end of another 3-0 defeat, there was a lot of gaps but then the weather could be claimed as a huge factor.
This time it just looks like a pure protest against the owners that they will not stand for the performances witness against City twice and then Brighton.
However, the only thing the fans missed was there team actually playing quite well.
Arsenal took the lead through Shkodran Mustafi’s header in the eighth minute from Mesut Ozil’s beautiful delivery.
From that moment on the Gunners looked comfortably as they kept up the threat on Watford’s goal.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was getting himself into brilliant scoring positions but couldn’t find the back of the next when he really should have.
Early in the game Ozil put the striker through on goal but he could only rocket the ball straight at the Watford keeper.
Then after the goal, Sead Kolasinac rolled the ball across the six-yard box and all Aubameyang had to was touch it into the open goal, but the Gabonese forward hadn’t anticipated the cross enough and his eventual contact was far too light.
So there was plenty to be positive about for Arsenal fans, the only problem hardly anyone was there to witness it.
Who is more of a banter club right now, West Ham or Arsenal?
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