ArsenalFanTV has become quite the online phenomenon, mainly for the fans’ post-match rants.
The YouTube channel, which has more than 670,000 subscribers, has become a platform for Arsenal supporters to speak their views on matters on and off the pitch.
The online outlet has also become somewhat of a vehicle for humour, with rival fans poking fun at their counterparts’ over-the-top reactions.
More often than not, manager Arsene Wenger, as well as individual players, come under fire on ArsenalFanTV, and now one of those players has hit back.
During a question and answer session at Oxford Union, the Spaniard gave his opinion, suggesting that those who vent their fury through the outlet are not real supporters.
Throughout the conversation, which was filmed and uploaded onto YouTube, Bellerin said:
“I don’t think there’s players who go on the internet to watch ArsenalFanTV. It does sometimes pop up on your timeline. I see it sometimes, some friends say ‘oh have you heard what that guy on ArsenalFanTV 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 ArsenalFanTV says this guy needs to do this or that I’m not going to listen to him.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal will have a weekend off as they are no longer in the FA Cup.
The North London outfit’s next game will be the return leg against Ostersunds at the Emirates on February 22.