Not As Quiet In The "Arsenal Library" As We Thought

Last updated : 20 November 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor
... I cannot remember a stadium so full, being so quiet, with so many Muppets waiting for something to happen before uttering a word.

I believe it was the same when the Gunners used Wembley for European fixtures a few years ago. And although the Gooners we spoke to said Wembley was "a hard place to create an atmosphere" ... WE managed the times we went!

The sad fact is ... Arsenal fans are not London's most enthusiastic.

Success has turned them into the Manchester United of Capital City. Chelsea, Millwall, West Ham, and to a small extent Spurs, make a noise. Arsenal make a wimper.

But at least one fan had a voice on Saturday. Not that we heard it ... and Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder didn't either. And he shrugged off claims he was taunted by Arsenal fans who called him "tumour boy".
The Magpies boss was reportedly targeted by a small number of supporters behind his dug-out during Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium.

He suffered similar abuse on his return to Upton Park in September.
Showing that, as well as being the least fanatical in London, the Gooners aren't very original either.
Roeder: "If a supporter is critical of a brain tumour I had three and a half years ago, I wouldn't respect him anyway.
"It's not going to bother me. I didn't hear it. Lucky I'm deaf."