Andrey Arshavin is a Russian international football player currently playing for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, and is the ex-captain of the Russian national team. The player was recently feeling very disappointed about the atmosphere at a home game taking place in the Emirates.
The 32-year-old player said outright that there was "no advantage in playing at home" and was very disappointed in the way fans reacted to the games. After playing for the Gunners and playing a game in Arsenal, he expressed that the fans were much too quiet and didn't get riled up like they should have.
The midfielder quit the Gunners after four years of consecutive game play, and returned to Zenit St. Petersburg. He told The Sun that the crowd seemed like they were at a theater - they had a great view of the stadium, had paid a lot of money to be there, and were just interested in the show, not in supporting the team.
Andrey Arshavin takes the atmosphere of the games very seriously and was disappointed with the outcomes in both Arsenal's home town and in the Emirates. He believes that playing at home means you should see more support, and this is not what he experienced in these two places, being very disappointed with the low-key atmosphere and the lack of support.