Arsenal TV feeds off failure, says Hector Bellerin | London

Hector Bellerin says the people who appear on Arsenal TV are feeding off failure of the club they supposedly support.

The fan channel has over 650,000 subscribers and their videos can attract over one million views, with their output being particularly prominent when Arsenal lose.

Supporters have become infamous for appearing on the channel and giving forthright views on team performances and the running of the club but Bellerin says their opinions have never impacted on players.

“I don’t think there’s players who go on the internet to watch Arsenal Fan TV,” Bellerin said when appearing at the Oxford Union.

“It does sometimes pop up on your timeline. I see it sometimes, some friends say ‘oh have you heard what that guy on Arsenal Fan TV said.’

“It’s so wrong for someone who claims to be a fan and their success is fed off a failure. How can that be a fan? There’s just people hustling, trying to make money their way, which everyone is entitled to do.

“For us players it doesn’t affect us. If they want to have fun with it then have fun. When you grow you realise what is important to you to take [on board].

“If a coach comes to me and says you’ve done something bad I’m going to take that advice. If someone from Arsenal Fan TV says this guy needs to do this or that I’m not going to listen to him.

“They’re entitled to their opinion and the way they want to do it. If people find it funny then go watch it.”

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