Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta hails Liverpool’s ‘tremendous’ Luis Suarez

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta says he is a fan of Liverpool's controversial Luis Suarez ahead of the title clash at The Emirates

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Mikel Arteta joined Arsenal from Everton in 2011 Photo: Twitter/Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta says he is a fan of Liverpool’s “tremendous” Luis Suarez ahead of the Reds trip to The Emirates on Saturday.

Liverpool rejected two offers for the Uruguay international from Arsenal in the summer before the 26-year-old committed his immediate future to the Merseyside outfit in August.

Suarez has scored six goals in four games since returning from a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, and Arsenal skipper Arteta spoke of his respect for the South American.

“He is a tremendous player,” Arteta is quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

“And he has shown a lot of character to get back after getting really criticised and on the front pages a lot. He has gone on to produce some great performances and his goal-scoring record is amazing.

“It was very difficult for him because he had a lot of people against him and he was under massive pressure.

“Last summer when everyone thought he was leaving, he still came back and put in some great performances. I like players like this. When they are on the floor and everyone is on them they stand up and prove themselves and I admire that.”

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