Arsenal fans plan to create an 'army' at the Emirates Stadium this season

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Arsenal fans have every reason be excited about the 2019/20 campaign.

A superb transfer window saw Arsenal splash a club-record fee on Nicolas Pepe, with Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Dani Ceballos joining him in north London.

The Gunners also spent £27 million William Saliba, who returned to Saint-Etienne on loan for the rest of the season.

Exciting young striker Gabriel Martinelli has been snapped up too.

After such a good window, Arsenal supporters will be expecting their club to finish in the top-four.

And there’s a real feel-good factor around the whole club, it seems.

So much so that one supporter group are trying to form an ‘Army’ in order to create a hostile atmosphere at the Emirates.

Arsenal’s home ground has been criticised for being too quiet during home matches and ‘Ashburton Army’ want to change that.

They have been in contact with the club and plan to bring a drum to home matches. They will "ensure the balance of drumming and chanting will be perfect."

In a statement shared on Twitter, they wrote: "When you hear the drum to a chant, please get involved.

"Don't shy down from the prospect of it. We want to make it work and ensure it is a weekly thing to create a hostility atmosphere for not only the bigger games but also the lesser teams.

"Being the twelfth man is a necessity in football, without supporter football is nothing so please help us in turning the Emirates into a place teams do not want to go to."


Arsenal face Burnley at home on Saturday where this trial will take place.

However, rival fans have been quick to mock Arsenal for their attempt to create an atmosphere instead of it being natural.

“You have an “army” to create atmosphere at Arsenal cos it’s so s**t,” wrote one Spurs fan.


Even Arsenal fans are embarrassed with one tweeting: “Never been happier to be on holiday for a game! Hopefully enough people kick off before Spurs at home.”


Another added that he finds instruments in ground a bit “w***ky.”


One simply asked: “Is this a wind-up?”

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