EPL 2016/17: Arsene Wenger says Anfield is his favourite stadium in the EPL
Over the many years that Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been managing in the English Premier League, he has experienced the atmosphere of several football stadiums in the process, but the Frenchman has revealed that Liverpool’s Anfield stadium has the best vibe in England.
“My favourite stadium with the biggest fanbase with the most heated atmosphere is Liverpool because there's special vibes there,” told Wenger to Bein Sports.
The Arsenal manager also spoke of Liverpool’s anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and how special the world famous rendition is to him. The song, which was originally a show tune from 1945 and was later adopted by the club, is sung by thousands of Liverpool fans before the start of every game at Anfield.
“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,” said Wenger.
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The 67-year-old manager also remembered the atmosphere football stadiums had thirty years ago.
“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.”
Liverpool FC are one the most successful football clubs both in England and the world. The Merseyside club holds a rich history of achievements and glory including one of the best fans and Stadiums regarding ‘atmosphere'.
Arsene Wenger also spoke about Arsenal’s previous home ground ‘Highbury’ as one of his favourite stadiums before the Gunners moved to their current stadium ‘The Emirates’ in London.
During his two decades as manager of Arsenal, he was involved in many memorable ties against Liverpool FC since he first arrived at England. The Gunners boss lost on his first visit to Anfield in 1996 and had to wait for five more seasons before he got his first victory at the iconic stadium in 2001.
The Arsenal manager supports the idea being proposed by the FA of safe standing areas at Premier League stadiums, "I'm absolutely in favour of the idea. That's what I recently said. I'm really sad with what happened in West Ham because it gives some arguments to people who are against standing support.”
The Gunners next play Liverpool on the 4th of March next year, hoping for revenge after losing their previous Premier League tie 4-3 at The Emirates.