Many people used to call it the Highbury Library, although Cesc Fabregas today claimed that Arsenal’s former ground had a much better atmosphere than the Emirates Stadium and that the switch of venues is a potential reason why the club has failed to win any silverware in the past few seasons.
Fabregas recently completed a big money move to Barcelona and reckons that Highbury was a special place which had an atmosphere that could not be replicated once the north London club relocated.
Fábregas said: “I have never felt at home as I was at Highbury at any other stadium in the world but it was not my decision, it was the club’s decision, it was what they needed in that moment.
“Highbury was a special thing that I don’t think will happen anymore, but Arsenal have to make the Emirates their own home now and with their own cabinet of trophies to start all over again.”
These comments echo that of Samir Nasri who claimed earlier this week that the Manchester City supporters have more passion than their Arsenal counterparts, although it should also be noted that Nasri never played at Highbury.