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Arsenal legend praises fans for abandoning the Emirates

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has praised Arsenal fans for staying away from the Emirates stadium for the weekends Premier League game against Stoke City.

Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners on Sunday afternoon against the relegation threatened Potters, with the clubs two most expensive signings of all time, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, getting on the score sheet.

Despite the official attendance being recorded at over 59,000, images suggest that the actual number of spectators inside the stadium was significantly less than this.

However, speaking to Sky Sports’ Debate programme, Arsenal legend Ian Wright has thrown his full support behind those that stayed away.

“It should do and you hope that they will see that the fans have had enough.

“Arsenal fans get a lot of stick on social media and people laugh at them. They threaten to do stuff and it doesn’t quite happen but this is the first time I’ve seen a positive step from the fans.

“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.”

After the game against Stoke, Arsene Wenger admitted the low attendance is the price that the Gunners must pay for their disappointing Premier League campaign, where they currently sit in sixth, 13 points behind fourth placed Spurs.

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