Wilshere Hails ‘Respectfully Quiet’ Emirates Crowd
After making a return to first team action following lengthy absence, Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has spoken of his delight to be once again playing in front of the Gunners’ faithful.
In the post-match press conference, Wilshere likened the atmosphere to a “gently simmering pan”.
“It’s been so long since I’ve been out there, I was running around with the biggest smile on my face. Taking in the sounds of the odd, gentle ripple of applause and the light rustle of bin bags in the autumnal breeze. Magic.”
Despite the home victory, courtesy of a dubious Arteta goal, the afternoon was unfortunately marred by reports of crowd trouble amongst the home supporters.
“Yeah we saw a little kerfuffle in the stands, storm in a tea cup really. Heard some bloke’s Blackberry went off during the game and it got people’s backs up a bit. Yeah it’s out of order, but apparently he put it on silent and apologised to everyone around him, was the end of it really. No big deal, let’s just move on.”
The club have refused to comment on speculation that they have refunded match day tickets for those who took the time to send in strongly worded letters following the incident.