Arsene Wenger has reasserted his admiration for Luis Suarez claiming the in-form Liverpool striker’s Jekyll and Hyde personality has helped him reach the top of the game.
Revealing that he compiled a file on the Uruguayan’s personality prior to Arsenal’s failed summer bid, the boss told Telefoot that he’d have had no problem working with a player who has both the ‘angel’ and ‘demon’ about him.
“He has a strong, provocative personality. From the information I gathered on him it appears that on a day-to-day level he is really easy to work with.
“Also that he’s respectful, he loves training, he’s an angel. He turns into a demon when he’s on the pitch. We all dream about having players like that.”
Suarez bagged another brace in Liverpool’s 5-0 humbling of Sp*rs yesterday taking his total to 14 goals in eight Premier League games since returning from his ban for biting.
“I think that every defender in England hates playing against him,” noted Wenger, whose own team managed to keep the 26-year-old at bay.
It’s worth noting, that just because Wenger said pleasant things about Suarez he has in no way indicated he’ll be trying to launch another bid for him.
Indeed, you get the feeling that talking so openly about Suarez is as clear an indication yet that the boss knows that ship has sailed. Well that and all the stuff he said in the summer about this ship having sailed.
Naturally that won’t stop ridiculous speculation snowballing from this…