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Wenger: The Grove Too Small?

Wenger: The Grove Too Small?

Arsene Wenger has suggested that Arsenal's ambition is so high that Ashburton Grove maybe too small.

In a statement from Le Boss that boosts the confidence no end, he suggests that our spanking new stadium is not big enough to house the hundreds of thousands of fans wanting tickets, and that his own ambition matches that of the clubs with Wenger wanting to not only dominate the Premier League, but Europe aswell.

'My project is to dominate the English league and to dominate Europe,' he told France Football.

'Nowadays Arsenal is a club superior to what I could have imagined at the beginning.'

'When we built our new stadium we talked about a capacity of 50,000, then 55,000, then 60,000. Now we are asking ourselves already if it is too small.'

'That could seem pretentious, but I believe that if you don't give real ambition to a club it will not take off.'

'At Arsenal, I even have more freedom than a lot of other English clubs,' he explained.

'That is why I refused opportunities like Real Madrid.

'I am like an animal that has a lot of freedom and then you want to keep him on a leash.'

The last time Wenger made a statement such as this, the whole footballing world laughed at his suggestion that Arsenal could go an entire league campaign unbeaten.......

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday October 10 2006
Time: 3:04PM


why not, le boss is right, when we were playing our champions league home games at wembley, we had attendances of over 73,000, so in the future maybe we can extened our capacity to 75,000 or 80,000..
10/10/2006 15:16:00
I'm pretty one of the condtions of planning permition was that the stadium only be a 60,000 seater.....but don't quote me on that!
10/10/2006 15:24:00
is it possible to extend the grove?
King Henry 14th
10/10/2006 15:25:00
just going to ask the same , is expansion possible ?? either way these are good words from your manager , good to see after ten years he is still, or even more hungry for success than he was !
10/10/2006 15:28:00
I think Wenger's obsession with Arsenal is growing by the day. At first he wanted to be a sucsessful manager, then he got very hungry for trophies, and now he wants to take over the world.
10/10/2006 15:32:00
You have just had Cash Burdon Grove built. And now you want to extend it already. Blimey.
wei, wu and shu
10/10/2006 15:37:00
Think your right Rocky7, there was a limitation on capacity as part of the planning consent. Shame really as I reckon we'd near as damn fill an 80000 seater week in week out
10/10/2006 15:39:00
You wouldnt be able to extend it with out knocking a stand down surely? But im sure 60,000 seater stadium is good enough for the short term.
10/10/2006 15:49:00
i think it's possible to extend the capacity of the grove to 70000. not sure about anythign above and beyond that, though... ***** it, we'll make enough money under wenger's careful guidance and the impending success of our up-and-coming golden generation, to build a bigger one and rent the grove out to the spuds... »»Arsene Knows««
10/10/2006 15:55:00
Rocky, I agree with you! After the last couple of seasons Wenger must be hungry. :)
10/10/2006 16:00:00
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