The 34-year-old midfielder revealed he warned former team-mate Luis Suarez that he was too good to join the north London side after the Uruguay international came close to a switch to The Emirates last summer.
You’re never too good for Arsenal and Steven Gerrard knows that
“Last summer, when he was out in the cold and training on his own, that’s the conversation I had with him. I said, ‘Don’t go to Arsenal.’ With all due respect to them, I said to him that he was too good for Arsenal,” Gerrard told the Daily Mirror earlier this week.
Arsenal have already signed four players in the summer transfer window, including the caputure of Liverpool target Alexis Sanchez in a £35m deal from La Liga giants Barcelona last month.
And Wenger, who masterminded the Gunners’s FA Cup success last month, defended the north London club following Gerrard’s remarks.
“You’re never too good for Arsenal and Steven Gerrard knows that,” Wenger 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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