39,000 Put Spurs To Shame
With only a grainy internet feed keeping me updated with the events at Villa Park, my tv in the back ground flicked between Eastlands and White Hart Lane.
Whilst keeping an eye on the laptop I noticed during the 5 minutes stints at White Hart Lane a number of empty seats in the ground despite this being their biggest European match in years (and them being the self proclaimed 'best fans in the world').
White Hart lane was some 3,000 fans shy of full capacity as Berbatov led them into the quarter finals (he'll be the next player to leave, far too good for Spurs) of the Wafer Cup.
I'd like you to bear that in mind when I tell you only a couple of miles down the road 39,000 Gooners crammed (ok not quite, there was a bit of leg room) into Ashburton Grove to watch Steve Bould's Arsenal youth team beat Man Utd (they just can't beat us this season) in the first leg of the semi final youth FA Cup.
The record crowd watched an entertaining game as the Mini Gunners took a slim advantage going into the 2nd leg thanks to a stunning goal from Kieran Gibbs.
This is what being a big club is about.
If there are any Vital Arsenal members who attended the match last night and would like to give us a match report to be published on the front page, please do so by leaving a message in the site forum.