Arsenal fans have been discussing the Newcastle United match on Sunday.

Fair to say it isn’t the first thing on their minds, as the Europa League becomes everything for them.

How the (almost) mighty have fallen…

After two decades of constant Champions League participation, just one season away from it has maybe been a wake up call for some.

Having drawn Atletico Madrid today in the semi-finals it won’t have improved their mood ahead of Sunday.

They are 13 points behind fourth place in the Premier League with only six games to play, so they can write that one off.

Arsene Wenger played his strongest team last night in Moscow, as he did for the first leg, so already many of the Arsenal fans are accepting a weakened team on Sunday and possible/very likely defeat.

Some of them are reduced to simply abusing Newcastle fans…hopefully they will have reason for even more abuse after this Sunday’s match.

You would think there would have been a bit of defiance from them and an insistence on their players/team/club still doing everything they can to beat Newcastle – but the overall impression is being resigned to defeat and not really caring.

Comments from Arsenal fans ahead of Newcastle game via their top Online Arsenal and Online Gooner message boards:

‘Not much enthusiasm for this one eh.’

‘This has Newcastle win written all over it.’

‘They’re definitely due a win against us.

If they ever had to “get that monkey off their back”, I’d rather they do it on Sunday, when it’s a nothing game.’

‘Toon 2-0. Only annoying thing about it is I don’t think we have lost to them

Since 2010 (though the 4-4 might as well have been a loss) and I have a fair few mates that support the Toon.’

‘We’ve won our last 10 PL games vs Newcastle, if we beat them on Sunday we break our club record for consecutive wins against another PL club.’

‘I wonder which one of our 23 formations from last night we opt to go with for this match.’

‘5-0 up only to draw 5-5

Arsene, breaking records since 1996.’

‘F…… hate these.

They deserved relegation and they still do.

F… emm and their so called ‘passion’ yeah right.

I just wish we still had a team who would go there turn the c…. over big time.’

‘Embarrassing that we go up there with them having a better defensive record than us this season.’

‘Chip on their shoulder Geordie w…… who couldn’t drink spring water!!

Was in the company of numerous of them on p… ups through the years and have never met one that could handle his drink!’

‘My other half’s uncles are season ticket holders.

In the last 60 years their highlights are basicaly a toss up between the 4-4, the two consecutive fa cup finals where they didn’t turn up and got thrashed and Sunderland being on the verge of relegation to the third tier this season.

And maybe that time that one of their fans punched a police horse before a midday derby kickoff.’

‘Banana-skin. We are away and can’t defend. I reckon that we could lose this one.’

‘Reckon this will be another “lettle biet jaded” time after the trip to Ruskieville & Wonga will have his usual excuses ready!’

‘Mutants are in a similar run of form so home advantage & the usual rubbish Arsene Stanley PLC defensive performance could swing the game their way.’

‘I had a relative who played for Newcastle in the days of Wyn Davies and Bobby Moncur and I was given a Barcodes shirt when I was in infants school, so I’ve always had a soft spot for them.

I’m also a bit envious of a city where everybody supports the same team.

When I was young I hated having cousins and school mates who were Chelsea or Palace fans.’

‘I live up here and to be fair (and ignoring the irony of being a Welshman supporting Arsenal living in the North East…..) the one-club town thing is great. Sunderland is the same to be fair.

People would just not be able to fathom why you would support somebody else (unless you were born/family from there) – haven’t seen a single (Man) United, City, Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea piece of gear since I moved up here.

Went to a hospitality event at St James Park a few months ago and I was sat on the same table as Bobby Moncur.

Being Bobby Moncur he got given more of the luxury cheese on the board so I pilfered quite a bit when he was out of his seat. Assume that would be regarded as quite a heinous crime up here so I’m hoping I don’t get spotted when I go through the turnstiles on Sunday.’

‘Yeah London is the same,its mostly a one club town………….Manchester United!’

  • Peaky

    These cockney shithouses will have something to moan about when Wenger finally leaves and they go in free fall…..

    • Tony Mann

      You are very, very, very not wrong.

      • pedrodelgardo

        Do i not don’t like that.

  • Leazes.

    ……’Was in the company of numerous of them on p… ups through the years and have never met one that could handle his drink!’….. nah mate you’re mistaken….. we’re like that when we are sober.

    • Peaky


    • Jezza

      He probaly meant it in comparison to that alcoholic waste of space Merson.

  • Lord

    Our best chance against Arsenal for some time I think.

    3 points please and another week of their supporters moaning on radio phone ins.

  • Geordiegiants

    Some very good comments. I can’t for the life of me think why anyone would support a team from another area than where they live, the clue is in the name NEWCASTLE, LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER and finally ARSENAL says it all really.!

  • Rich Lawson

    ”their so called passion”. Yes pal as opposed to your half empty stadium,when even people (I don’t use the word fans here) who have already paid can’t be bothered to turn up and your contempt for your most successful manager ever.Your spoilt brats compared to us.

  • Leicester Mag

    Late 80s lived near Highbury always amused by being asked did I know Paul Gascoigne? Seemed to think N East was one big pit village.

    Was at Highbury day of Hillsborough. Surreal atmosphere second half as news filtered through over radios. Will always stick in the mind – there but for the grace of God.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      That day we were squashed into a pen and remember saying to some coppers to try make more room which they eventually did it was similar but not on the same scale to the Spurs cup match. When we stopped off on way home for our night out we met lots of Forest fans who were badly shaken up
      by events. Hate their new ground as it lacks the passion of Highbury.

      • Leicester Mag

        My comment was more a reflection on occasions in the past where the same thing could have happened, the Spurs cup tie another game at the old Baseball ground.

        The point was that day at Highbury football suddenly and rightly football became an irrelevance

        • Jimmy_toons

          Totally agree. I was at Highbury that day and it was nothing like being at White Hart Lane for the cup match. I remember football seemed to stop when we learned more about what happened at Hillsborough that day. Most of us felt it could have happened to any of us, being at a game supporting your team and idiots in charge made such very bad decisions. So wrong, wrong, wrong. And then Mrs T intervening without a clue…and The Sun….disgraceful and dispicable rag, never read it since, and wouldn’t wipe my rs on the thing.
          Always thought that Arsenal and their team was a proper club…we should aspire to be like them…the club not their Sky type supporters. Their true supporters I know aren’t happy with the way things are going, but are aware they’re going through a bad time for their recent record. And like most clubs, it’s the Jonny come lately, satellite watching, armchair plonking, radio phone ringing, social media obsessives, who give their club a bad name. Just like we have.
          Hope we stuff them on Sunday.

    • Jezza

      Yes I’ll never forget standing on the Clock End listening with shock and horror to reports of the unfolding events at Hillsborough on my hand held tranny.

      • Guest 2

        Tranny? LOL – bad choice of phrase there, mate!

        • Jezza

          It’s short for transistor radio. It’s what we used to call them back in the day. I certainly didn’t mean to cause any offence to anybody.

          • Leicester Mag

            Funny how meaning of words change dont think many over 40 thought you had a 2 foot cross dresser at the match with you

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Same old arrogance as normal a chip off the old block of Margaret Thatcher and her cronies who hate the North East with a passion. Sad people but the odd good one Baso known as odd socks goes everywhere and will be there on Sunday. They have won a lot of trophies and still hate their club pretty sad really after all that Wenger has done.

    • Whitehurst

      I know try going 50 years without a trophy!!

  • Whitehurst

    I detest this bunch of arrogant scum!!

  • East Durham Mag

    Self entitled Wockney Cankers. Some Londoners are deluded fools.

  • Whickhamrobbie

    Are they Vexed ,?? I is Vexed ?? remember Piers Morgan supports Arsenal !! nuff said .

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    Arsenal fans are well with in their rights to want a manager out who has won a quarter of their clubs history in silverware, gracing them with great players taking them to the champions league consistently, I mean Arsene should be sacked for revolutionising the club and reaching the semi final of the Europa Cup! Bunch of ungrateful [email protected]+$s! I really hope it gets worse for them when Arsene leaves, the sense of entitlement with these lot my only regret is Sissoko didn’t sign for them they deserve each other!

  • Ba ba.

    Can’t stand this lot… The fact one Comments we have a “chip on our shoulder.” … .oh the irony….. Never relagated and voted to stay in the league ahead of spurs why why back…. If I’m honest I would be happy to see this lot relegated at some point as much as the mackems imagine the melt doon. .. 👍

  • Albert Stubbins

    A demonstration of what happens to fans when they start losing!! Even Spurs have more class than this lot now!!

    • Jimmy_toons

      Definitely not.

  • Scott Robinson

    General stereotype but accurate, Arsenal fans often resemble (Millwall) 5 Live Danny Baker in a duffle coat smoking one if those thin cigars and carrying a faux leather man bag and out comes the purse to pay for the lime tops. They never used to turn up unlike Chelsea and WHU in the old days.

    Interestingly a mini bus full of Southampton were giving it large as they passed me early on the Saturday morning chucking bottles and calling me a **** through the open windows. They just happened to park where I had to walk past. Gave them the eye and not one said a word…that’s modern hooligans for you!!

  • Sing in the Leazes

    I’ve lived here all my life. Been drinking in the town for 30 odd years and have only very rarely met a Geordie who couldn’t drink.
    Perhaps by ‘handle’ he meant sitting holding it instead of drinking it? From the land that invented the lager top.

  • paul mclaughlan

    Some big comments from the geekiest supporters in the land. Most Arsenal fans wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Keyboard warriors methinks.

  • Alreet

    Arsenal used to be a good entertaining side now the only entertainment you get is them bursting a head vessle on Arsenal fan tv.

    Really hope we turn these over. If we do and scummers lose we survive and they go down to the 3rd division.

  • Davey drape

    no wonder boyhood arsenal fanatic gareth bale decided to play for spurs. Highbury was the worst ground to get into for me, nightmare on a few occasions

  • Steven05

    I’m sure Arsenal have some good fans. But some of these comments seem to represent the type of Arsenal fans who left Wembley before their team lifted the FA Cup

    Henry is possibly the greatest premier league player, Arsenal have possibly played some of the best football, but Wenger certainly deserves a better set of fans

    • Kev Newcastle England

      Great post Cockney Scum with their pissy weak lager top drinking

  • Jimmy_toons

    This lot represent Arsenal supporters as much as we do on here. A few hundred venting off on a website. Next….

  • TheFatController

    I think we should all get used to playing arsenal on a Sunday, as they are likely to be scrabbling desperately via the Europa league for a CL spot annually now….

    • Steven05

      I hope we are too! 😂

  • GlasgowMag

    Mabye this is the way of the world now for the pampered fan. They have just qualified for a semi final of a European competition with bags of trophies won over the last 20 years and they still have nothing positive to say about their manager or club!!! Never been a fan of this mob since they stole Super Mac during my childhood thats the only chip I have on my shoulder😂😂😂

    • Leazes.

      They didn’t ‘steal’ Macdonald, he went willingly…. he’s an Arsenal fan.

      • GlasgowMag

        It is always good to have plastic teachers on this patform to jump in and correct your grammar/punctuation/spelling when required lol!! Nope in my eyes as a 7 year old Super Mac was stolen, stole or kidnapped if you prefer!!🤔🤔🤔

        • Leazes.

          Nothing plastic here…..Macdonald well he was sold because he didn’t fit in with the Gordon Lee outlook…

          ……the ‘one star team’ was out, Lee tried to change the daft ‘all conquering hero centre forward’ ethos at the club, which had failed since Milburn because they didn’t understand that football was actually a team game…..Lee didn’t complete his task here but results were better….

          ….the club reverted to its politically recidivistic blinkers eventually, and has never lost it because MacDonald got himself wound up with the local media and had a lot of influence echoing the political mantra of the one star team that was good enough for the geordies…. football was going forward while we were going backwards!

          • GlasgowMag

            As I said in a 7 year olds eyes, god there is enough politics associated with our club to last a lifetime. Mabye when you are young all you see is the football and the players like super mac not the politics!! So mabye you are right about the above as I was to young to know or care, but in my eyes I still choose to believe he got stolen!!

          • ToonTom

            I agree. Selling SuperMac broke my 14 year old heart.
            It’s stayed broken, by the way …

          • Cockneytrev

            He couldn’t wait to leave us,, slagged us off ,,,, then when the drunken pizz pot couldn’t get work anywhere else he came back up here,,, I can’t stand the bloke, ( having said that I couldn’t stand Gordon Lee either, he also couldn’t wait to get to Everton)

          • GlasgowMag

            Hi Trev mabye so but I was to young to remember that side of the story but what a player always a hero in my eyes!!!

          • Cockneytrev

            He did give me one of my best moments as a Newcastle fan,,Hillsbrough in the semi final, what a day that was,, I’d queued up over night for tickets, it cost me all the money I had to get down but it was worth it,, a brilliant memory, it was when I was young and still full of nieve hope,,,, over the past 40+ years, the hope has been well and truely tarnished……

          • GlasgowMag

            Hi Trev remember the final to young to go Gateshead my dad taking me to the butchers in the morning big roset town was buzzing but got hammered basically by Keegan sad really but great memory never give up the hope mate once fat boy goes hopefully better days ahead!!!

          • nufcslf

            I was around the same age and got a bollocking off my brother for going more on the lines of I didn’t like him anyway. Gordon Lee was a wanka and didn’t last anyway. Have to love age all the same. Think it will be a hard fought win tomorrow.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Aye. Terrific player.

          • Albert Stubbins

            I think there’s a lot of truth in that. Sad but unfortunately true.

  • wheyayeman

    How entitled are this lot?! Still calling a patchy ground at capacity every week. They protest their manager every week even though he’s brought home a quarter of all trophies they have ever won – he should have a 50 ft statue outside the ground (he would have here) instead he’s a stain on their progress – what a total embarrassment to football they are.

  • nufcslf

    Just wish Wenger would leave or gets fired and they end up wth Pisdew before he ends up back here. I’m not sure they realize that nobody is going to duplicate Wenger, just like Fergie at manure.