Gary Neville's tweet after seeing loads of empty seats at the Emirates

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For the second consecutive home match, the Emirates Stadium was far from full.

When Arsenal took on Manchester City in the league a couple of weeks ago, it was believed the cold and snowy conditions prevented many home fans from getting to the match.

Co-commentating on City’s comfortable 3-0 that night was Gary Neville and, during the match, he insisted that it wasn’t necessarily the weather that resulted in a lot of empty seats - more the recent performances.

"There is an objection going on. If they wanted to be here, they would be here,” Neville said.

And after their tremendous 2-0 victory against AC Milan on Thursday, you’d think that there would be plenty of Gooners wanting to attend their Premier League clash against Watford on Sunday afternoon.

That wasn’t quite the case, though, as Emirates looked half-empty once again.

And while Neville wasn’t on co-commentary duty this time, that didn’t stop him from taking another dig at Arsenal fans.


He sarcastically tweeted: “Must be -4 and snowing again at the Emirates.”


To be fair, Arsenal fans have another excuse with it being Mother’s Day. Maybe they were all simply taking their Mum’s out for lunch, instead of watching their side?

Following the 3-0 loss to City a few weeks ago in front of plenty of empty seats, manager Arsene Wenger believed that the supporters - just like the players - were still hurting from the Carabao Cup final loss a few days previously.


"Do you want the fans to be happy when you’re 3-0 down?" Wenger asked.

"I’m surprised you’re surprised. It was tough but that’s explainable by the fact of what happened on Sunday and the consequences of the hype about our performance. It hits you.

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"The players put in a huge effort today but, unfortunately, we had some weak defending. We focus on performances and when the pressure is on like this you have to show that strong organisation and unite, not divide.

"You have to stay together, focus and work even harder to get the confidence back. You cannot be euphoric after what happened on Sunday, and again tonight. The weather explains it as well."

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