Wenger lifts lid on why ‘special’ Anfield is his favourite ground

Date published: Tuesday 15th November 2016 1:15

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken about the “special vibes” he gets from visiting Anfield and why he makes it his favourite stadium since Highbury closed.

The Frenchman, who has completed over 20 years in the Gunners hotseat, was asked to compile a list of his favourite grounds – and he had no doubt over the best.


“My favourite stadium with biggest fanbase with the most heated atmosphere is Liverpool,” Wenger told Bein Sport.

“Because there’s special vibes there.

“The song before the game, You’ll Never Walk alone, the history of the club and the stadium itself.

“Before it was Highbury. It had a special soul.

“Now it’s Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle was great too.

“Football is like what it was 30 years ago because of the environment of the game.

“The passion, the soul of the stadium. It has the most heated, supportive atmosphere.”

The Frenchman and his Arsenal side have been involved in some memorable clashes against Liverpool since he moved to England in 1996.

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