Ian Wright praises Arsenal fans for snubbing home games

Ian Wright explains why he's been pleased to see Arsenal fans vote with their feet this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ian Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright believes that Arsenal fans are right to voice their discontent by not turning up to home games this season.

There have been plenty of empty seats at The Emirates in recent games following the mounting pressure on Arsene Wenger at the north London club.

It has been the Gunners’ worst Premier League campaign under the French manager, with the north London side currently sixth in the Premier League table and looking set to miss out on a top four finish for the second season running.

Arsenal’s last remaining hope of qualifying for the Champions League will be to win the Europa League this season.

There have been a notable number of empty seats at The Emirates in recent games and Arsenal legend Wright feels that the fans are doing the right thing by clearly voicing their discontent.

Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Wright said: “I’m quite pleased they’ve done it.

“I was there the other day and it’s not good to see but with the prices that they pay, they’ve had to listen to excuses, they’ve watched players leave, they’ve watched really incompetent performances and they’ve still gone in their droves.

“They should show that they are not happy. I’m pleased that they’ve done it and hopefully the board will be looking.”

Arsenal will take on CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash at The Emirates on Thursday night.

The Gunners will then switch their attentions back to Premier League affairs and their home clash with Southampton on Sunday afternoon as they look to back up their 3-0 win over Stoke last weekend.

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