[singlepic id=42 w=320 h=240 float=right]Following on from the library-like atmosphere at the Emirates last Saturday, which was broken only for the occasional jeering of their own players, the Arsenal fans have once again let their team down by failing to sell all their tickets for the FA Cup replay at Elland Road.

The South East corner has been put back on sale to Leeds United fans after Arsenal – the club said to have the longest season ticket queue in the Premier League – failed to clear the allocation which the FA demand for FA cup games.

Whilst we didn’t bother trying to get a few words from the Arsenal fans to back-up this theory (what’s the point, when they clearly have no vocal cords?) we believe one of the main reasons Arsenal failed to sell all their tickets was fear – atmospheres can be quite intimidating when you’re used to the observed silence of the Emirates.

Other possible reasons include the cold northern weather, with the London snood supplier struggling to meet demand.

Of course, it could just be that the Arsenal fans were afraid to lose their place in the season ticket queue? It’s hard to find a quiet place where you can sit down to tuck into a quality prawn sandwich in London so maybe you should spare a little sympathy for their struggles before branding the Gunners support fickle, fair-weather and corporate?

Just a thought…