Arsene Wenger has revealed his favourite football stadium is Anfield but admits it used to be the club’s former ground Highbury which he feels had a “special soul”.
The Gunnners moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2006 after being refused permission to expand Highbury.
Wenger admits that while he loved Highbury his favourite ground to visit now is Anfield due to the intense atmosphere on Merseyside.
“My favourite stadium with biggest fanbase with the most heated atmosphere is Liverpool,” Wenger said via The Metro. “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.”
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Arsenal have certainly enjoyed some superb games at Anfield in recent seasons, with the two clubs frequently playing out high-scoring affairs.
The last two seasons have seen the honours even at Anfield with a 3-3 draw back in January following on from a 2-2 the season before.
However, Wenger has also enjoyed other memorable nights in Liverpool, most notably the 4-4 draw in 2009 when Andrey Arshavin scored all four goals, including a 90th minute equaliser and a 6-3 fifth round League Cup win in 2007 which saw four goals from Julio Baptista.