ARSENAL went into their must-win game against BATE Borisov in front of a sea of empty seats.
Many fans were quick to have a laugh at the Gunners’ expense once more, using the same-old “Emptyrates” jokes.
However, others blamed the early kick-off for the low attendance, with Londoners struggling to get to the ground for 5.55pm after work.
Arsenal went into the second-leg of their last-32 game trailing 1-0 after the first leg in Belarus.
One fan mused, “Why is the Emirates stadium half empty right now?”
However, another added: “This 17:55 kickoff is so unfair on Arsenal fans. Most of us finish work at 1730. No chance of getting to the Emirates for 17:55.”
A third agreed, saying: “1755 kick off at The Emirates, crazy, thankfully rush hour in London isn’t busy or anything.”
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However, some fans blamed the ridiculous 5.55pm kick-off for the low attendance.