Mental health of Arsenal fans one of our greatest challenges, says Corbyn

Labour leader urges PM to tackle Gooners' spiralling misery.

A depressed Arsenal fan
(Image: Sander van der Wel)

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Theresa May’s government to tackle the worsening crisis of Arsenal fans’ mental health.

With the Gunners set to kick off their Europa League campaign just hours after Spurs beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, Corbyn identified their supporters’ misery as “one of our greatest challenges”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, the Labour leader urged May to make extra funding available for treatment and provisions.

He said: “What we’re facing is a severe mental health crisis among Arsenal supporters, who number tens of thousands not just in this country but also around the world.

“We can’t just leave these people behind like Tottenham and Chelsea have done. It’s all very well saying, look, it’s only football, but many of my constituents can’t even get out of bed.

“Left untreated this could turn into a full-blown humanitarian crisis as Arsenal fans flee north London and seek refuge wherever they can find it.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that this will be one of the gravest problems facing us over the next twenty years or so, and I urge the Prime Minister to take measures effective immediately.”

No Arsenal fan was available for comment as they’re not currently answering the phone.