Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger picks Liverpool’s Anfield as favourite stadium
Arsene Wenger has led his Arsenal team at almost all of Europe’s most famous stadiums during his two decades in charge, but Anfield tops the Frenchman’s list of iconic venues.
When asked to name his favourite stadium, the Gunners boss chose Anfield due to the atmosphere and ‘special vibes’ created by the Liverpool supporters and their regular renditions of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.
Wenger admitted Arsenal’s former home, Highbury, was his favourite ground before the club left for the Emirates in 2006, but the history and atmosphere of Anfield means it is now top of the list. “My favourite stadium with biggest fanbase with the most heated atmosphere is Liverpool because there’s special vibes there,’ Wenger told Bein Sports. “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.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with assistant manager Steve Bould.