Wenger: Goodison more intimidating than Anfield

January 21, 2008

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has delivered another blow to under-fire Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez by admitting that playing at Merseyside rivals Everton is now a more intimidating prospect than running out at Anfield.

And Wenger also revealed he considered re-signing Nicolas Anelka, the former Arsenal striker who moved from Bolton to Chelsea last week in a £15million deal.

Both subjects were raised at the official launch of 'Arsenal TV,' a new television channel which will show six hours of Arsenal-related programmes every night of the week including all first-team matches, and was kicked off by 'Arsenal Question Time' hosted by Des Lynam.

Wenger was asked what ground he most likes or hates visiting for a match and admitted that the atmosphere at Goodison Park is now more intense than at Anfield.

He said: 'Liverpool is the same kind of support but Everton is a bit more aggressive because Everton is up at the moment.

'Over the last one or two years, especially, it has been one of the noisiest grounds and has a great atmosphere.

'Liverpool is the same but now a little bit more genteel.'