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Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger Resigns Himself To The Sun’s Biased Reporting

by | 21st, September 2011

THE Sun sees Arsenal defeat Shrewsbury Town 3-1 in the League Cup and thunders:

Arsene Wenger fumes at Arsenal vote of confidence

The paper illustrates its story with a photo of a man sat amid a row of empy seats. In all, 46, 539 fans came to watch the mid-week match between the Gunners reserves and the League 2 team. That is the lowest ever crowd at the Emirates.

But to offer context, on the same night:

7,104 people went to see Blackburn Rovers play Leyton Orient
7,749 saw Wolves play Milwall
And 15,023 saw Stoke play Spurs.

Also know that the Carling Cup Semi-Final first-leg draw with local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in January 2008 was watched by 53,136, then a record low for a first-team game at Emirates Stadium. Spurs may be expected to flog more seats to their fans than Shewsbury to theirs.

Also know that this season under 34,000 spectators turned up to see Chelsea play their Champions’ League Group E opener against Bayer Leverkusen

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