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Football club attendances: Are fans getting the full picture?
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Football club attendances: Are fans getting the full picture?


Arsenal’s empty seats and near-capacity official figures have been frequently remarked upon

For some West Ham fans, it’s not been much fun at London Stadium recently – but at least when the attendances were announced last season many were able to manage a wry smile.

It’s a moment replicated in football stadiums across the country as fans hear the attendance, look at the number of empty seats and ask: ‘Really?’

Last season, Arsenal were under scrutiny as supporters appeared to stay away from Emirates Stadium during manager Arsene Wenger’s final season. Even pundits joked