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'Incomparable': Matteo Guendouzi aims dig at Arsenal fans

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Matteo Guendouzi has aimed a subtle dig at Arsenal fans while speaking about Marseille supporters in a recent interview.

The Frenchman joined the Gunners as a nobody in 2018 and quickly became a fan favourite. He made a name for himself as one of the best young players in the Premier League, but things quickly fell apart.

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An altercation with Neal Maupay at Brighton followed by whatever happened behind the scenes with Mikel Arteta cost him his Arsenal career. The Gunners moved him on to Marseille earlier this summer, and he has now aimed a subtle dig at the Emirates faithful.

Guendouzi: Marseille supporters are better than Arsenal fans

Guendouzi, who was heavily involved in an altercation with Nice fans in Marseille’s recent game, has had his say on football supporters. He believes that the atmosphere at The Stade Velodrome is on another level compared to The Emirates, which he thinks is just a ‘big stadium’.

He said, as per TalkSport: “The Marseille fans are incomparable. At Arsenal, there’s a big stadium, but it’s totally different.

“The best atmosphere is here (in Marseille). It’s incredible to play in front of a crowd like this… it really lifts the players.”

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The Insider’s View:

This isn’t the first time an ex-Arsenal player has had a go at the atmosphere at the Emirates. Andrey Arshavin slammed the crowd in 2013, calling them ‘weird’ and claiming that players often felt they were at a disadvantage when playing at home. (The Sun via ESPN)

The atmosphere at the Emirates is certainly not the best in Europe, but it’s not terrible either. Yes, there are moans and groans when things aren’t going our way, but as we saw at times against Chelsea on Sunday, fans do try to help the team.

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Arsenal could really take an initiative to make the atmosphere better. Multiple supporter groups like Red Action do their best to improve the support, but if they get a bit more help from the club, Gooners could help make the Emirates a scary place for visiting teams.

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