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Arsenal Supporters’ Trust warns up to 10,000 seats could be empty against Hull City

In what is already proving to be a nightmare February for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust has now warned the Gunners of an absence of up to 10,000 fans on Saturday at The Emirates Stadium, as Arsenal take on Hull City.

As has become the general norm, Wenger’s side were jeered off the pitch following a 1-2 defeat to Watford before they imploded at the Stamford Bridge against Chelsea – the second time Arsenal had lost in a week.

The 3-1 loss has resulted in widespread anger and distrust among the Arsenal faithful, the direct impact of which may well be there for all to see come Saturday. This comes just a short while after Arsene Wenger’s plea to all the Gooners to get behind the team as other clubs’ fans do, something that has further made the fans angry.

Speaking to Standard Sport, AST’s spokesman Tim Payton spoke of a possible protest this weekend. 

“With the composition of the fanbase these days, the most likely protest will be in the form of empty seats.”

“Fans I talk to are extremely frustrated but there is no great desire for organised protest aimed directly at Arsene Wenger given all he has achieved at the club and the result is that many fans simply can’t face going every week. Add in the fact it is a lunchtime kick-off on a cold weekend at the start of half-term against modest opposition and the crowd could be 10,000 below capacity.”

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