10 reasons why everyone hates... Arsenal

8. Piers Morgan

He's not the typical Arsenal fan, of course, but he's still the perfect caricature imagined by rivals - all absurd over-reactions and shallow posturing

Try – try – to separate Morgan from his present day "attention at any cost" persona. Forget Trump, forget his cringeworthy online exchanges with Sugar, Lineker et al. (heck, just forget the human being he is) and isolate what he represents as a supporter.

He's not the typical Arsenal fan, of course, but he's still the perfect caricature imagined by rivals – all absurd over-reactions and shallow posturing. No patience, no real love and no third gear beyond crowing smugness and furious anger.

"Boom!"

Piers Morgan

"Wenger out... unless we win today"

9. The treatment of Arsene Wenger

Beyond the ferocious tedium of the more general debate, the way Wenger has been treated by a small section of the fans has occasionally been thoroughly unpleasant. 

He has his flaws as a manager, clearly, but the personal nature of the criticism he's faced – the railway station incident, in particular – has occasionally been stomach-turning. It's a minority, of course, but it has both created the perception of egregious entitlement and also a disregard for the values in football beyond the game itself.

Players are often accused of being fickle, but what does it say about supporters when a manager who completely transformed them is treated almost as a hate figure?

10. The red wine incident

In November 2014, after a 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at the Emirates, one Arsenal fan expressed his outrage by hurling his red win at the visiting bench.

Of course he did.

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