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Atmosphere at Emirates

LordBump

Active Member
Why isn't he allowed to have an opinion on this just because he doesn't live in the UK? Why aren't you considered a "true" Arsenal fan if you don't live in the UK? Stupid logic if you ask me.

Yeh let's see how these English fans go if they had to stay up or get up at all hours of the night/morning just to watch a game. Spend 1/2/3/5 more years saving to get to the UK just to watch a game ??

Sick of this "you're not a real fan because you're not from here" type crap
 

GDeep™

League is very weak
Fans have lost faith in this team. There is nothing exciting about watching Wenger choke away another title.

Bring in a new manager and some top players and you will see the excitement and pride return to the Emirates crowd.

Gosh, you're so tiresome with your negativity. Highbury Library was a thing before Wenger you know.

Lots of stuff you post is wrong and inaccurate but most of the idiots on this forum won't call you on it.
 

Aevi

Hale End FC
Moderator
Gosh, you're so tiresome with your negativity. Highbury Library was a thing before Wenger you know.

Lots of stuff you post is wrong and inaccurate but most of the idiots on this forum won't call you on it.
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Gervais

Established Member
The match going fans at the Emirates are too fragmented.

You have your old school Highbury-day fans who can just about afford their £1.5k season tickets; upper middle-class families from the home counties who want to take their kids on a quiet day out; and then the tourists who visit for the weekend and can't really join in with the chanting/banter in the same way local fans can.

Couple that with the fact that standing and shouting is stifled by the Stadium management, it isn't a great recipe for a good atmosphere.

All in all, modern football is a bit ****.
 

DOUBLE-YOU

Well-Known Member
The atmosphere at the Emirates is poor overall (exception is big European nights). Ok it can be quiet at times (most premiership home support is), but he biggest problem is the negative energy that get permeated.
If Arsenal haven't scored within 15mins, the groans begin and all the players are sh!t, and the manager needs to go. It's just so negative. During moments when the players need encouragement many of the fans do the opposite.

What pisses me off the most about our home support is the constant singing of "stand up if you hate the S****"

F[]CK OFF!!!!!!!!

It's disgraceful that song is sung more than any other song.
1- It's intensifying the negativity
2- Why sing it so often when they aren't even there. I understand it's a great chant when playing that mob, but why think of them when we come to support THE ARSENAL? which leads to point 3
3- Why don't we sing "stand up for the Arsenal" more often?

The away support is completely different however. Constant singing and a great variation of songs. It's how home games should be.

As far as i'm concerned, for all Arsenal's failures in past years, the players on the pitch perform their role better than the 'supporters' in the stands. They often say the fans play a part in a team's success (remember the great reaction after going 2-0 down to Hull in the Cup final). Maybe it's time Arsenal supporters made more of a positive contribution and help the team have a successful season.
 

DOUBLE-YOU

Well-Known Member
For the record, i think Man City have the best away support (not including Arsenal. Obviously!!)

i stood in the clock end in 1989 and witnessed them properly for the first time and have been impressed ever since. No club comes close. Very witty set of fans. Even went to a Liverpool vs City game at anfield and saw them out sing the kop.
 

Aevi

Hale End FC
Moderator
For the record, i think Man City have the best away support (not including Arsenal. Obviously!!)

i stood in the clock end in 1989 and witnessed them properly for the first time and have been impressed ever since. No club comes close. Very witty set of fans. Even went to a Liverpool vs City game at anfield and saw them out sing the kop.
Forgot to mention from the Arsenal-City game.

City's fans were silent af, only cheered during Toure's goal. Was very unimpressed by their support.
 

say yes

forum master baiter
The atmosphere at the Emirates is poor overall (exception is big European nights). Ok it can be quiet at times (most premiership home support is), but he biggest problem is the negative energy that get permeated.
If Arsenal haven't scored within 15mins, the groans begin and all the players are sh!t, and the manager needs to go. It's just so negative. During moments when the players need encouragement many of the fans do the opposite.

What pisses me off the most about our home support is the constant singing of "stand up if you hate the S****"

F[]CK OFF!!!!!!!!

It's disgraceful that song is sung more than any other song.
1- It's intensifying the negativity
2- Why sing it so often when they aren't even there. I understand it's a great chant when playing that mob, but why think of them when we come to support THE ARSENAL? which leads to point 3
3- Why don't we sing "stand up for the Arsenal" more often?

The away support is completely different however. Constant singing and a great variation of songs. It's how home games should be.


As far as i'm concerned, for all Arsenal's failures in past years, the players on the pitch perform their role better than the 'supporters' in the stands. They often say the fans play a part in a team's success (remember the great reaction after going 2-0 down to Hull in the Cup final). Maybe it's time Arsenal supporters made more of a positive contribution and help the team have a successful season.

1- No one sings 'Stand up for the Arsenal' because it's **** and it's not even a chant.

2- 'Stand up if you hate Tottenham' was sung far more at Highbury when we were good than it is now and has nothing to do with negativity.

3- Utterly laughable to say the players have performed their duties better than the fans.

4- City have **** away fans for a big club and can't even fill out their home ground.
 
Can we all agree that the move to the emirates has resulted in a resounding step back for the club?

The Emirates simply does not compare to Highbury. So sad to see our club identity being completely ripped away from us upon leaving. Highbury was everything to us, a beautiful old ground, with legendary traditions, which intimidated the rivals and which DID kick up one hell of a noise, despite what the armchair fans tell you.

The Emirates was built as a work of art, yes, but really it is a completely soulless shell of a stadium which I will find extremely difficult to ever connect to and feel comfortable in. The atmosphere, I'm sorry to say it is the worst in England bar none, and I think I am a fair judge, considering I have been to Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford which supposedly run it close in this regard. This is partially down to our largely day-tripper/middle class family attendees, but also due to the horrendous acoustics of the place. Makes it very difficult to create a hostile atmosphere towards away fans.

Also, I am of the opinion that the Emirates is already starting to look somewhat dated. Newly proposed stadiums such as the Nou Mestalla and some of the world cup 18' stadia completely blow the emirates out of the water, in terms of futuristic, sleak designs. I guess when you design a stadium that is supposed to look futuristic, there will always become a point where it will start to look dated. Which is why we should have gone for a more low key andunderstated, yet timeless appeal to our stadium.

Tbh I miss Highbury more than I miss any of our old players. There will never be the same atmospheric buzz felt around this new place, that is probably all history
 
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Rimaal

Mesmerised By Raccoons
Trusted ⭐
I have to go back all the way to the 90s and Highbury to remember a good atmosphere at Arsenal home matches. The atmosphere at the Emirates is too... let's call it civilised for a real football fan experience.

Knock the Bundesliga all you want, but the atmosphere in Germany is fantastic!
 

Penn_

Established Member
Trusted ⭐
Not sure if its changed, but the 'die hard' fans that would try to get atmosphere going were to spread out. Throw in the questionable looks some of the knobs give them and it's easy to see why it can be rather quiet.
 

Jazz

Active Member
Our home fans are sh1t. No one can deny, but our away fans are top notch. Pretty clear why that is. The tickets at the emirates are super exclusive and expensive meaning it's mostly not going to be a lively crowd. Combine that with the suppression imposed by the stewards and staff telling people to stop standing and singing. Seriously WTF!? Safe standing is really needed back in the PL. Would allow more working class people to go, sing, jump, whatever. More flags and banners should be allowed in as well.
 
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GDeep™

League is very weak
Makes tickets cheaper for young people, local people, discounts for low income fans.

I have sent the club my ideas btw.
 

AVENTUS

Well-Known Member
I've been to lots of Arsenal games as I'm lucky to know a few season ticket holders who let me use it for games they can't be asked to go to and what I find with the Atmosphere is it really comes down to how the team starts in the first 5 minutes we've all seen it whether we're there or watching at home on tv.

When we kick off on the team starts of slow and sluggish it immediately sends a vibe through the crown and everybody just goes quite let's take when we beat Utd 3-0 this season the minute that game started we were like a fking avalanche bowling down on them (unts and the place was rocking for 90 minutes another example take the 1-1 draw against Sp**s they started just like us against Utd the crowd sensed it and it turned into a library.

That is my take anyway I think there is so much more the club could do as well you can't just blame the fans if free whistles and flags were handed out before the game think of the atmosphere then it will electric but the club don't do things like that they don't do anything.

We need a trademark like Celtic and Liverpool who always pump their fans up with "you'll never walk alone" that song has meaning for them fans it's not just something they play for the sake of it.

Best Atmosphere I've seen and the Ems and was lucky enough to be there was when we beat Barcelona 2-1 that is the best the stadium has ever been but the club put on laser shows, have put red flags, played loud dance music like Hard House before the game we were all pumped up stewards had no control over us nobody could be told to sit down without you telling the orange jacket to get out of your face.

Amazing night

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Barcelona never stood a chance here.
 
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goonerwarsh

Established Member
Can we all agree that the move to the emirates has resulted in a resounding step back for the club?

The Emirates simply does not compare to Highbury. So sad to see our club identity being completely ripped away from us upon leaving. Highbury was everything to us, a beautiful old ground, with legendary traditions, which intimidated the rivals and which DID kick up one hell of a noise, despite what the armchair fans tell you.

The Emirates was built as a work of art, yes, but really it is a completely soulless shell of a stadium which I will find extremely difficult to ever connect to and feel comfortable in. The atmosphere, I'm sorry to say it is the worst in England bar none, and I think I am a fair judge, considering I have been to Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford which supposedly run it close in this regard. This is partially down to our largely day-tripper/middle class family attendees, but also due to the horrendous acoustics of the place. Makes it very difficult to create a hostile atmosphere towards away fans.

Also, I am of the opinion that the Emirates is already starting to look somewhat dated. Newly proposed stadiums such as the Nou Mestalla and some of the world cup 18' stadia completely blow the emirates out of the water, in terms of futuristic, sleak designs. I guess when you design a stadium that is supposed to look futuristic, there will always become a point where it will start to look dated. Which is why we should have gone for a more low key andunderstated, yet timeless appeal to our stadium.

Tbh I miss Highbury more than I miss any of our old players. There will never be the same atmospheric buzz felt around this new place, that is probably all history

I think the biggest mistake they made with the Emirates was putting the stands so far from the pitch. We robbed ourselves of such a massive weapon by doing that. I notice one of the stipulations of the new Sp**s ground is they are putting the stands as close to the pitch as possible.
 

AVENTUS

Well-Known Member
I think the biggest mistake they made with the Emirates was putting the stands so far from the pitch. We robbed ourselves of such a massive weapon by doing that. I notice one of the stipulations of the new Sp**s ground is they are putting the stands as close to the pitch as possible.

We could always widen the pitch tho that is in our control really wouldn't be a hard job in my opinion take a few weeks maximum.

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