Gunners fans had a way of quietening the traveling Tigers during their Emirates encounter last night.
Arsenal's dominant 2-0 victory over Hull City was not just a story of controlled possession, intricate passing, aesthetically-pleasing attacks and the maintenance of a four-point cushion at the top of the Premier League table, but also one in which the Emirates Stadium had a voice… 60,000 of them.
The commanding performances from the Gunners collective gave the home support a confident swagger, so much so that whenever a Hull player attempted a shot on goal which fizzed harmlessly wide of the goal-frame, Arsenal fans would goad the traveling Tigers by laughing.
There was also the matter of chanting 'Tigers! Tigers! Tigers!' with elaborately pointed fingers to the Hull section whenever the away fans attempted to begin their own songs about City.
The back-story of course being the re-branding of Hull City to Hull City Tigers and eventually Hull Tigers, an attempt by owner Assem Allam to make the club more marketable as City was adjudged to be 'bland' and a 'lousy identity'.
To date, the clubs supporters have been vocal at home at the KC Stadium and at away grounds, chanting City as often as they can.
Arsenal, meanwhile, on top of the Tigers monotone, would chant: 'Tigers; gives us a wave! Tigers, Tigers give us a wave! Tigers; give us a wave! Tigers, Tigers give us a wave!'
Hull, obviously, did not wave back at the Gunners but, instead, got the following chant going: 'City till I die! I'm City till I die!'
Then came football fans version of the pièce de résistance from the Arsenal to the tune of you're not singing: 'You're not City, you're not City, you're not City anymore! You're not City anymore!'
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