Arsene Wenger outlines a difficulty for Tottenham Hotspur, but figures prove otherwise

The Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Sevilla FC at Emirates Stadium on July 30, 2017 in London, England.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur could struggle to fill Wembley this season.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested to The Independent that Tottenham Hotspur could struggle to fill Wembley for their home matches this season.

With Tottenham’s new stadium currently under construction, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will play their home games at the Wembley Stadium in London during the 2017-18 campaign.

Spurs struggled to play well at Wembley during their European matches last season, and many fans will be concerned that the team could drop points in the Premier League this campaign.

Arsenal manager Wenger has suggested that Spurs could struggle to fill Wembley week in week out.

Arsene Wenger reacts During a training session at Birds Nest on July 21, 2017 in Beijing, China.

“For a while you had the problem of the quality of the pitch but that does not exist anymore,” Wenger told The Independent about Wembley and Spurs. “Today the pitch is of a similar quality to everywhere.

“So after that the difficulty is to fill it. It is nothing more. In England we are not used to playing with half a stadium empty. So can they fill it in every game? I don’t know. But a full Wembley stadium is fantastic.”

Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Birds Nest on July 22, 2017 in Beijing, China.

As reported by Metro in March 2017, Tottenham have been granted permission to play 27 games at the Wembley Stadium’s full capacity of 90,000 fans this season.

Spurs had initially asked for 36 matches to be played at full capacity, according to the report, suggesting that they are confident that they can fill the stadium.

Moreover, back in November 2016, Tottenham had 85,512 fans at Wembley for their Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen, as reported by The London Evening Standard.

In February 2017, attendance was 80,465 for Spurs’ Europa League tie against Gent, as reported by

Wenger’s concern about Tottenham is unfounded, as it was proved last season that the North London club can attract over 80,000 fans for their home matches.

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