Arsenal fans stay away as Emirates sees TENS of thousands of empty seats for Europa League clash with Frankfurt – The Sun

ARSENAL saw tens of thousands of fans stay away from the Emirates as they took on Eitracht Frankfurt.

Huge swathes of empty seats could be seen at the 60,000-capacity stadium for their Europa League group stage tie.

For many, the final straw came over the weekend when Arsenal's hapless defence conceded two goals without putting up a fight.

The Gunners haven't won a match in any competition for over a month.

And faith in manager Unai Emery is seeping through the cracks.

Arsenal only needed a point to qualify for the knock-out stages of the competition, with a four-point lead over Standard Liege and Frankfurt going into the final two games.

And if Liege failed to beat Vitoria, then Emery's side were guaranteed to win Group F.

Of course it is the Champions League the club have been pining for, with the club playing with this season and the previous three in Europe's secondary competition.

There have been some odd sights just off Holloway Road in recent years, including a fan eating a bag of carrot batons.

Emery had his own version of an Arsene Wenger moment on the touchline the Frenchman used to call his home.

The Spaniard was told to remove a coat he was wearing because it clashed with Frankfurt's all-black away kit.

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