Wenger Admits Arsenal ‘Lost Soul’ After Highbury Exit


Arsene Wenger concedes the demands of modern football meant Arsenal had to move from Highbury to the Emirates.

The Gunners left the 38,419 stadium and moved less than a mile to their current home.

And while the Emirates is a ground befitting a modern day football giant Wenger concedes Arsenal “left their soul” at their old home.

The Frenchman won all three of his Premier League titles when Highbury was the Gunners’ home.

He maintains that the move was necessary in order to move the club forward, but Highbury had certain traits that were no longer evident at the Emirates.

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“Through all my career, when you arrived to drive down to Highbury, that was always a special moment,” he told BeIN Sports.

Highbury is linked with love, love for the period I had there, love for the exceptional attitude of the fans, the special football games I witnessed there, it’s a special place in my heart….

Source: Complete Sports