There is a fair sense of antipathy toward the final round of Europa League group stage matches tonight.
With Sam Allardyce not travelling to Cyprus to see a young Everton side pick up their first win of the group, Arsenal fans have similarly displayed their indifference toward match-day 6 - albeit for different reasons.
Having already qualified top of their group before the visit of BATE Borisov this evening, the Emirates stadium was looking particularly desolate.
Being almost able to count the number of spectators on two hands, Ian Darke was not ruling out the possibility that it could be the lowest attendance in the stadium's 11 year history
Something of a dead-rubber then, there seemed to be far more fans watching from home.
— Stanley 🐯 (@StanleyTiger) December 7, 2017
#Arsenal attendance ....51 and 1/2
— Tony Winter (@stunard_) December 7, 2017
Who forgot to tell Arsenal fans they had a game tonight?
— Chris Carey (@ChrisCarey1973) December 7, 2017
— Eric Arsenal (@EricArsenal) December 7, 2017
— Ryan Dimmick (@dimmick_ryan) December 7, 2017
— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) December 7, 2017
The attendance at the Emirates tonight is shocking
— Pete (@JacobsPete) December 7, 2017
There are more Bate supporters at the Emirates than Arsenal fans.
— P™ (@Cechque) December 7, 2017
Only about one third of the seats at the Emirates appear to be filled at kick-off. Not surprising, though, given nothing is at stake for Arsenal. #AFCvBATE
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) December 7, 2017
There’s more people down the local Wetherspoons than there is at The Emirates tonight!
— Football Super Tips (@FootySuperTips) December 7, 2017
Those Arsenal fans who did stay away from the Emirates missed something of a rare event however - Mathieu Debuchy opening the scoring with a thunderbolt of an effort.