Arsenal are not having a good time of things just now, but sometimes they really don’t help themselves either.
You can legitimately argue that they are in a relegation scrap unless they can find a win soon, so it’s only natural that the fans will start to get angry and possible turn against them.
We’ve seen so many times in different walks of life that simply ignoring the problem and burying your head in the sand isn’t going to help matters, so they need some string communication with the fans to fix this.
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It would probably result in rival fans mocking them and accusing them of a small club mentality, but they need to embrace their current predicament and reassure everyone that they are doing all they can to turn things round.
What they’ve actually done is act like everything is going well and they’ve even resorted to blocking responses on their tweets because they can’t handle the criticism, so it will surprise nobody to see that some of the fans are bewildered by this approach:
It’s Embarrassing and weak. Shocking mentality
— T (@arsenal1708) December 22, 2020
because they don’t like criticism
— Propah wan #ArtetaOut (@ade_yx) December 22, 2020
I have a real issue with Arsenal restricting the people who can reply to their tweets just to the people Arsenal follow. I can understand individuals doing it, but I don’t think organisations should, especially not football clubs.
— George Bamfield (@Bammers05) December 22, 2020
Arsenal knew we’d spam their mentions with “where is Saliba?” tweets. It’s always something new with this club, isn’t it?
— Kamarley (@Kamarleh) December 22, 2020
Arsenal Football Club have turned their tweets to “only people this account follows can reply”. Incredible. https://t.co/F1QBtZfmiG
— Miles Taylor (@milesvtaylor) December 22, 2020
@Arsenal most fans blocked from replying to tweets – more disconnection from fans. Is that because of our horrendous form and you don’t like the truth. Will you block us from buying merchandise?? #ARSMCI
— Pan (@Pantastic1761) December 22, 2020
Pretty shameful that Arsenal ‘s twitter admin has restricted the comments on their tweets to only those they follow, thereby silencing all the other fans. Despicable from @Arsenal. #CarabaoCup #ARSMCI https://t.co/9ydMZuEGWd
— Pranav M (@pranavisabeast) December 22, 2020
Arsenal blocking who can reply to their tweets. We’re a finished organisation
— James (@Jimmy_Tunn) December 22, 2020