Exclusive: Wenger blasts Gerrard



Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrad was wrong to suggest the club did not match the former Liverpool’s talisman taste. Information Nigeria understands.

During the tussle in the genesis of last season on the future of Luis Suarez, Arsenal triggered a £40million plus 1 release clause in a way to land the Uruguayan.

However, the bid was subsequently dismissed, with Liverpool owner John W Henry mocking the Gunners transfer bid with an infamous quote: “What are they smoking over there at the Emirates”

Afterwards, it was later revealed that Gerrad was influential in Suarez’s decision to stay, advising the 27-year-old that “He is too good” for his Northlondon suitor.

But Wenger disagrees with his comment and believes the former England international is fully aware of Arsenal’s prowess:

“You’re never too good for Arsenal and Steven Gerrard knows that,” he said

“But I can understand completely that he asked him to stay because he wanted [Suarez] to play with him and have a chance to win the Premier League. But it didn’t happen, and anyway, Suarez left.”


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