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Wembley pitch concerns Arsenal boss Wenger

Arsene Wenger is no admirer of the new Wembley stadium, and in particular the state of the pitch. The Gunners head to the rebuilt national stadium for the first time since it re-opened two years ago following a £750million redevelopment.

He said: "I loved the old Wembley, and I was not too impressed by the new Wembley. Chelsea and Manchester United.

"Maybe I will have a completely different impression this time, I was only a spectator - I was not behind the scenes in the stadium or on the pitch.

"Historically as a boy, we always played on bad grounds, so the dream of everybody was to play on the marvellous grass and pitch of Wembley.

"When I heard they had problems with the pitch, that was a big disappointment because you always felt you wanted to play at Wembley as there was something special on the pitch there.

"If that is not there any more, then it is a little bit disappointing.

"I expect a good pitch, but the noises I get are not as convincing as the former pitch. The former pitch was really something special."



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