Arsene Wenger hopes that Arsenal can make further improvements in and around the Emirates Stadium to help improve the matchday experience and atmosphere for home supporters.
The boss has been a central figure in not just pushing through the initial decision to build the Gunners new(ish) home, but also in identifying and implementing bespoke elements in the arena’s design for both the players and fans.
The ‘Arsenalisation’ of the Emirates has been in full swing for over three years with internal concourses being brightened up by graphics and montages, the exterior of the stadium being wrapped in a giant homage to the club’s former greats by illustrator Tavis Coburn, a replica of Highbury’s famous timepiece being installed at the renamed Clock End and Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman all having statues erected in their honour.
Eager for Arsenal fans to further enjoy their visits to N5, the boss stressed to the club programme ahead of Saturday’s last home game of the season with Norwich, that he would always push for further improvements.
“As a home for Arsenal Football Club, this stadium is getting better and better.
“There is still some work to do – I would like there to be more lighting around the stadium at night and for it to feel like the centre of the city, and want to make sure it is a place where you can talk, communicate and be in touch with the history of the club – and, of course, somewhere that you can have a good time with friends.
“We are working on it, and would like to congratulate the people who have come up with the many ideas that have been implemented so far.”
It remains to be seen what the next stage of ‘Arsenalisation’ will entail, although by the time the new season rolls around I’m sure we’ll have found out.
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