Arsenal and Man City have drawn a bizarrely average game at the Emirates, with the future of Arsene Wenger yet again the main theme around the game.
There were anti-Wenger protests before the game, with Modern Football once again besmirched by a van bearing a 'Wenger Out' message, Brexit-style.
There's so much modern football nonsense going on here that it's almost too much. pic.twitter.com/g4ot89mLad
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) April 2, 2017
Arsenal Ivan Gazidis acknowledged the fans' protests ahead of the game, saying that their vocal complaints will prove "a catalyst for change" at the club. This, however, should not be taken as meaning Wenger is leaving: it might instead involve the hiring of a Sporting Director to ease the burden on Wenger.
Not that these comments did much to diffuse the prickly atmosphere at the Emirates, and as tensions bubbled up, there were scuffles between fans in the stands.
— S_U_H (@15suhayb) April 2, 2017
After the game, there were scuffles too at the post-game Arsenal Fan TV, a gathering more cavalcade than Camelot:
More Arsenal fights, outside the Emirates over Arsenal Fan TV!
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) April 2, 2017
After the game, Arsene Wenger did not make the situation around his future any clearer, although did praise the fans in the stadium for the atmosphere they created:
Wenger praises "sensational, outstanding and fantastic" fans inside the stadium for sticking with the team and their support. They were.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) April 2, 2017