LET THE NOISE FLOW

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Ever since 2006 when Arsenal moved to the Emirates Stadium, the club has experienced mixed fortunes. The playing surface is greener, smoother, fresher and wider than Highbury. It gives the club the best possible platform to play its expansive kind of football.

However, many analyst have argued that the club trophy drought and the relocation to the Emirates have a lot in common. Surely getting used to a new stadium is never going to be easy and the players and the coaches would need time to adapt.

Recently Arsenal made a new record of 12  consecutive away vitories and with West Brom next on line, there is every indication  that it would be 13. However, our dear club has failed to put that kind of consistency at the Emirates.

Many reasons can be attributed to a not too good home record but one of them is definitely the Noise level in the Emirates.

When you hear the volume of chants, noise and songs that come out of stadia like the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, the Veltins Arena, home of Schalke 04, the Nou Camp, you would almost liken the Emirates to a Library. Here is a list of stadia and their noise levels for the 2010/2011 season. Arsenal was ranked 11th, while title rivals Liverpool (about 20,000 less than the Emirates) and Manchester United lead the way

FULHAM                    65 DECIBEL

WEST BROM             67 DECIBEL

WOLVES                    69 DECIBEL

BOLTON                    69 DECIBEL

BIRMINGHAM             70 DECIBEL

BLACKBURN              70 DECIBEL

TOTTENHAM             70 DECIBEL

MAN CITY                   71 DECIBEL

WIGAN                        72 DECIBEL

ARSENAL                   77 DECIBEL

SUNDERLAND            80 DECIBEL

CHELSEA                   80 DECIBEL

WEST HAM                 81 DECIBEL

NEWCASTLE              82 DECIBEL

STOKE                        83 DECIBEL

BLACKPOOL              85 DECIBEL

EVERTON                  86 DECIBEL

ASTON VILLA             89 DECIBEL

MAN UNITED               94 DECIBEL

LIVERPOOL                97 DECIBEL

As gooners of steel, we are dreaming of carrying a trophy by May 2014 and for that dream to come true, our home form would be crucial. If it requires us to increase the noise levels ta the Emirates for us to win a trophy this season, let us shout our way to the title #coyg

 

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