Most set of away fans travel by tube to reach the home side’s stadium and this week’s possible tube strike in London put that into disarray temporarily. Manchester United fans would have been concerned with their travel plans for Wednesday night’s mouth-watering clash in north London against Arsenal before the possible strike has been called off this week.
According to the Mirror, Wenger played down talks of the Tube disrupting his side’s encounter against United. He also revealed that he was advised to take the tube on his first day in charge and nobody recognised the then-unknown Frenchman inside the Tube.
He said, “Because Man U comes down by Tube? You know what? I have taken the tube once, as Arsenal manager. When I arrived, Pat (Rice) told me to go to Potters Bar and take the tube to go to Highbury, so I took the Tube. At the time nobody knew me. I sat there. It was when I arrived the first week. But it changed quickly!”
After a demoralizing 5-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Arsenal will look to bounce back tonight as they entertain Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.