Arsenal are currently playing their must-win Premier League match with Sunderland at the Emirates, but it looks as though most of their supporters weren’t aware of the fixture.
The Gunners’ are under severe pressure to take all three points from the already-relegated Black Cats in order to keep alive their slim hopes of finishing in the top-four.
Emirates Stadium at kick-off tonight. pic.twitter.com/N1EDRVMYf2
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 16, 2017
But their five star stadium looked close to being empty by the time kick-off came around, leading to Arsene Wenger’s side being brutally trolled on social media.
The club will no doubt circulate the ‘official’ attendance which includes season ticket holders who haven’t attended, but there absolutely no hiding the paltry crowd:
@Jurgenology Is there are protest at the Emirates tonight, the ground is literally half empty
— Adam Mitchell (@adampmitchell62) May 16, 2017
— Leigh (@Leigh_Cookson) May 16, 2017
The emirates is absolutely dead! Do Arsenal fans know they're playing tonight? ? #AFCvSAFC
— Tim Brown (@timmy_brown) May 16, 2017
"The attendance tonight at The Emirates is 230. Thank you for your continued support."
— Carl (@Carl_M79) May 16, 2017
Bet the whole of this Emirates crowd could fit into the Tollington after the game.
— Ollie Daly (@AFCOllieJD) May 16, 2017
Empty empty Emirates
— Mátthew (@KhazriEdition) May 16, 2017
Embarrassing to see the emirates half empty today #AFC
— J le Bonz (@JackAshley96) May 16, 2017
Emirates is Dead AF ??
— Shaheen Ashraf (@topgooner100) May 16, 2017
What do you think of the sparse attendance? Is this finally a clear sign that supporters are well and truly fed up of their under-performing team?
And will the crowd send a clear enough message to the club’s money men?