Kenny Dalglish has spoken of his respect ahead of the game between Arsenal and Liverpool and is reminding people of what he has done for the club.
He told the Guardian: “Arsène Wenger has been fantastic for the football club. That doesn’t exempt you from criticism, but it’s something people should remember”.
Despite the occasional ribbing many managers give Wenger over his stubborn nature there is generally a lot of respect for the Frenchman. It’s easy for fans like us to criticise him, especially since we feel like we can see glaring problems with the squad. But we have to remember that Wenger more than anyone else is responsible for turning Arsenal into one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Still, today’s game will prove to be a huge test. Wenger may have to place his trust in young players such as Jenkinson and Frimpong as Wilshere, Abou Diaby and Song are unavailable in midfield.
Samir Nasri could make a surprise appearance, surely his last game for the Gunners if he plays. It will be interesting to see how the Arsenal fans will treat him if he appears on the pitch. Wenger will hope that he can act professionally in this game and play his very best for the club. It’s the least he could do for the manager that has helped him develop as a player.