Arsenal fans label Emirates atmosphere "poor"

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Arsenal fans have unanimously described the atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium as "poor" in a matchday survery conducted by supporter's group The Black Scarves Movement, with 52.6% of the 17,377 fans asked unhappy with the noise generated at home games.

The group, brought together in 2009 under the banner of aiming to call for changes that ensure Gunners fans are not taken for granted, decided to conduct a large poll in the hope of gauging the views of Arsenal fans on a number of issues including atmosphere and safe standing proposals.

After receiving a strong response from the Arsenal faithful BSM have published their findings this afternoon, which include a staggering 95.9% of those polled voting in favour of trialling a safe standing area at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal fans were first asked: 'What is your view on the general matchday atmosphere at Emirates Stadium, in terms of volume and support for the team?'

Only 5.9% of the responders believe that the Emirates atmosphere deserves to be described as "good", which means more than 8,000 loyal Gunners think that their efforts to inspire strong performances at home are currently falling short.

BSM have pledged to keep pushing for ideas such as a singing section as they aim to improve the Emirates experience, declaring that generating a noisy atmosphere should be a key component of matchdays in the red half of North London.

Full details of the BSM survey fan be found by downloading a pdf report at the following link:

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