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Instead of watching their team play their second-last home game of the season against Sunderland, several Arsenal fans chose to abstain, leaving their seats open for everyone to see, and Ian Wright had nothing but good words to say about those who made that choice.
What Arsenal fans have been through in the last 20 years and in the last 10 in particular is mediocrity. They have been through that and they’re used to more than that
the former Gunners striker told BBC Radio.
But they’ve taken it because they believe that something will happen and that something will change. It hasn’t happened and now what we’re seeing is almost a civil war amongst Arsenal fans; you’ve got the ‘Wenger Ins’ and the ‘Wenger Outs’
Wright said, going on to blame the board of directors, among others, for the situation.
The fact is, Arsenal don’t know where they are in respect of the fans and what they feel right now. They want success and they can’t see it coming. They’re not hearing anything from the board, they’re not hearing anything from the manager and they’re just there, paying the money
the former England international said, before praising those who decided to “vote with their feet”.
I was delighted to see so many of them not turn up the other day. I was quite pleased with that because you’ve got to vote with your feet. They’ve got no choice at Arsenal because this is all they’ve left them now: to not go. They’ve got to show how much disdain they hold the whole situation in right now. They’re doing the right thing Arsenal fans. They’ve got to vote with their feet.