Pundit fears Arsenal v Villareal could be called off amid 'disgusting' development
Thursday’s meeting between Arsenal and Villarreal could be called off if fans decided to take inspiration from events at Old Trafford at the weekend.
That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of the Europa League semi-final second-leg.
Man United’s meeting with Liverpool was postponed on Sunday after fans stormed Old Trafford to protest the ownership of the Glazer family.
Arsenal supporters are similarly disenfranchised and recently launched a wave of demonstrations against their own ruling regime, KSE.
Kenny called the scenes at Old Trafford “disgusting” but feared there could be a repeat on Thursday evening at the Emirates.
“I hope not but it could happen,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
“I thought what happened at the weekend was absolutely disgusting, to be honest.
“If any of the Arsenal fans are thinking of doing it, I’d tell them to knock it on the head.
“They’re not happy about the owners of the club, I get it. But that doesn’t mean you can go around wrecking and vandalising things, causing danger and harm.
“It’s not nice. If the club owners want to sell up, that’s down to them. They own the club and it’s down to them at the end of the day.”
Arsenal are embroiled in a takeover saga after Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek declared his interest in buying the club.
However, KSE responded with a statement emphasising their continued commitment to the club.