Arsenal’s difficult start to the season has taken another ugly turn after video emerged of technical director Edu’s wife responding abuse from fans.
Edu’s wife, Paula Gaspar, is seen showing an Arsenal supporter her middle finger after he heckled the club’s transfer chief across a row of seats at the Emirates Stadium.
The footage was filmed at Sunday’s 2-0 home humbling by London rivals Chelsea, which left the Gunners suffering their worst start to a season in 118 years despite spending big on transfers in the summer.
Arsenal splashed over £150m on new players this summer with Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Ben White, Nuno Tavares and all arriving.
But back-to-back 2-0 defeats against and has put increasing pressure on the Brazilian technical director.
Edu’s wife, Paula Gaspar, stuck her middle finger up at an angry supporter at the Emirates
One fan shouted at Edu and his family as they watched the game against Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday.
While Edu ignored the angry outburst, Paula, stuck her middle finger up in the direction of the supporter.
Edu and his family are not the only ones in the firing line. Arsenal’s players were booed off the pitch at half-time and full-time against Chelsea, with a group of supporters surrounding Arteta’s car after the defeat.
Edu pictured with his wife, Paula Gaspar, who retaliated to abuse from Arsenal fans on Sunday
Arsenal’s players were booed off at half-time and full-time as they suffered another defeat
Footage captured a group of frustrated fans standing around the manager’s vehicle with some heard shouting at him to ‘leave the club’.
The group of men were also heard saying: ‘Arteta, do yourself a favour and leave the club’ before security guards escorted them away from the vehicle.
Arteta, who was sat inside the silver car, did not respond to the fans’ line of questioning and instead used his horn to try and persuade them to move.
The manager had praised supporters in his post-match interview, despite the loud boos which rung out at full-time.