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Arsenal: did the fans really boo them off? The experts can’t agree

by | 20th, February 2013

ARSENAL lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. So bad was the defeat that even the hoardings started to troll the Gunners . So bad was it that the Sun’s Steve Howard spotted Gunners fans starting to leave after just 19 minutes “. Really?

He asks:

And who could blame them?

You can do what you want. But anyone who spends 60-odd quid to watch a Champions League match between Arsenal and a stella Bayern team should have cared to hang around for longer. If there is one thing a fan knows, it’s not over until it is over. But Howard knows better:

Already two goals down and with three players booked, Arsenal had effectively committed suicide.

Er. no. Arsenal were two goals down after 21 minutes.

Howard notes the opinion of one fan:

Glancing over his shoulder, one red-faced punter exploded: “Two thousand quid a season to watch this c**p? They must think we’re idiots.”

That fan must be delighted to have earned a mention. I’ve been a football reporter. The fans around you love to glance over their shoulders and tell you things. I was once told that Lee Dixon was

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