The most striking images from outside the Emirates Stadium as Gunners fans gathered together to demand their American owners sell the club
Arsenal fans gathered in numbers to protest against their owner Stan Kroenke on Friday evening ahead of their match with Everton.
KSE have come under fire over the past week for their decision to sign the Gunners up to the European Super League on Sunday without any consultation of the players, coaching staff or supporters.
The American family performed a U-turn on the decision just 48 hours later and despite Josh Kroenke’s appearance at a fans forum on Thursday, Gooners gathered outside the Emirates Stadium to demand change.
The protest began at around 5pm and continued well into Arsenal’s Premier League clash with the Toffees, with fireworks audible from inside the stadium around half an hour into the match.
Police dispersed the peaceful protest with minimal fuss not long after, but the Gunners were unable to match their fans passion outside, putting in a tepid display before ultimately going down to a Bernd Leno own goal on the night.
Mikel Arteta was insistent after the game though the protests had not impacted his team in their poor performance.
“We knew that was happening and we knew our fans wanted to express our feelings,” he said of the demonstration.
“We made our preparations with that in mind and that’s not an excuse.
“We lost the game because at the end when we had to define the game in the crucial moments, when we had the chances no clear chances that we wanted.
“We didn’t do that, then we conceded the own goal and obviously when we earned the right to score with the decisions it was taken away.”
football.london was in attendance at the protests as well as the match and you can look back on the events as they unfolded in our live blog here.
We have also put together a gallery of some of the most striking images from the event which you can see below.