The Emirates Stadium, Copyright 2010 agachiri
And when Everton score a stunningly cheeky goal, despair among the home supporters begins to show. Deep into added time and some fans are already out in the streets, getting a head start to the tube station.
But as the walk away, many are still getting updates on their mobile phones and when there is another thunderous cheer from the stadium and some jump up and share the excitement of Arsenal's equalizer.
Missed business opportunities in Africa football
Football without the fans is barely a beautiful game. So why aren't Angolan or even travelling spectators keen on attending matches other than those involving their national team?
Is poverty the most obvious reason or is it a question of attitudes? Isn't Angola supposed to be riding on the wave of petro-dollars after UNITA guns went silent? Or, as pointed out by the online Daily Nation, attempting to stage high profile matches in Cabinda was ill-advised, following the Togo attack?
We are so afraid for our well- being that the present is just occupied by trying to ensure we get a future life that is devoid of our past deprivations.