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Arsene Wenger names Premier League ground as his favourite stadium

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Arsene Wenger has enjoyed the privilege of standing on countless touchlines over the course of his 32-year managerial career.

The 67-year-old has overseen more than 1,000 matches as Arsenal boss and witnessed just about all there is to see at the pinnacle of football management.

While the ratio of silverware to the number of years he has spent in charge of the Gunners often leads many to question him, there is no doubt Wenger will go down as a true club legend.

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The Premier League veteran has always found a way to keep the Arsenal faithful onside even when results are not going their way or the club is being left behind in the transfer market.

Following the Gunners’ impressive start to the campaign, his standing among supporters is close to the best it has ever been – though some of recent comments will likely cause a stir.

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Wenger – who has amassed two decades of experience in taking in the sights of numerous stadia – says the Emirates is not his favourite stadium and prefers the surrounds of Liverpool’s Anfield instead.

The Frenchman, as per the Mirror, told Bein Sport : "My favourite stadium with biggest fanbase with the most heated atmosphere is Liverpool 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.”

Any football fan who has travelled to various stadiums will empathise with the fact each bears its own unique characteristics.

However, it is certainly intriguing to learn of how much Wenger enjoys visiting the home ground of one of the Gunners' greatest rivals.

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