Arsene Wenger has once again said that he’s in favour of safe-standing in English football, and says that all-seated grounds have taken away from the atmosphere at matches.
Citing Anfield as a ground with a ‘special vibe’ in England, he was asked if he was in favour of bringing back terracing to some extent.
The Arsenal manager believes it would help energise fans who are now used to padded seats.
“The further you are away from the position of the players, the less supportive you are,” he told beIN Sports.
“The more comfortable you are … imagine people all lying on their backs and watching the game. Half of them would fall asleep.
“It’s taken something away. It’s added security but it’s taken something away on the frenzy of the support.”
And on bringing back some form of terracing, he continued, “I’m absolutely in favour of it. I said that recently.
“I was really sad with what happened at West Ham because it gives some arguments to those who are against standing support.
“I personally am completely for it, especially behind the goal. You would have a different atmosphere in the stadiums.”