The Daily Mail have mocked Arsenal fans for staying away from games pre-pandemic claiming the Emirates would make an ideal neutral venue if the Premier League restarts.

Players wait on the pitch while a VAR (Video Assistant Referee) review is conducted before awarding a goal to Arsenal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.
Players wait on the pitch while a VAR (Video Assistant Referee) review is conducted before awarding a goal to Arsenal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

That’s right, not able to make fun of Arsenal fans for being too quiet in the stadium, they’ve now turned to the fact that many have chosen not to turn up due to problems on and off the pitch over recent seasons to have a dig.

Matt Hughes in the Daily Mail on Saturday seems to think that makes the Emirates an ideal place to use as a neutral venue.

Matt Hughes Daily Mail May 2020

For the record, Arsenal have the second highest average attendance at home games for the 19/20 season, with only Manchester United ahead of them.

via WorldFootball.net

Let’s also not forget that Tottenham specifically designed their stadium so it would hold more fans than the Emirates and they are fourth in this list.

Yet it is Arsenal who are picked, on once again by the Spurs-loving media, despite registering higher average attendances while enduring one of their worst seasons in recent memory.

It is not ‘other clubs’ having a laugh about Arsenal as stated in Hughes’ piece above, but Hughes himself along with the Daily Mail.

Plain and simple.