It seems that the club’s efforts to lure supporters to their traditional curtain-raiser at the Emirates Stadium have gone unnoticed as supporters were far more concerned with Arsenal’s lack of signings than buying tickets to the latest edition of the Emirates Cup, which takes place at the end of the month.
In a change to the standard format, the pre-season competition will feature Arsenal Women for the first time, with the competition condensed into a one-day double-header, with the men’s senior side following the WSL champions in back-to-back games.
But despite its unique selling point, fans don’t seem to be up for their first glimpse of both teams on home soil in 2019/20, with few changes to the playing personnel since Arsenal’s last game – the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.
So perhaps it’s not too surprising to find a lack of enthusiasm amongst the fanbase despite the innovative matchday on offer – although a signing or two in the near future may change these fans’ minds:
no one cares, sign some players!
— Safin ?? (@KingKurda) July 8, 2019
Boycotting until new signings
— Jack Flannigan (@JFlanniganUK) July 8, 2019
We’ll buy tickets when you buy players
— JJJ (@JuliusJJ2) July 8, 2019
Start buying ????, then we will, please don t leave the last day of the window shut.????
— Leos Sea Breeze (@UnderDogsLover) July 8, 2019
Depends if you will have made signings by then
No one should actually go for this until we see new signings!!!
— Bhar_¥h¤ur (@Bhar_yhur) July 8, 2019
Sign some players and sell the dross then I’ll buy Thank you
— simon mcmahon (@simac64) July 8, 2019
Maybe if there are new players on show people will actually go
— Sam (@iwobiflick17) July 8, 2019
Sign players League is starting in a month
— unshuuuken (@lonetoromassie) July 8, 2019