Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his envy at the wealth of options available to Arsene Wenger following the 4-1 thrashing his side received at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, the Daily Star report.
As the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud tore his defence apart, Rodgers may have feared the worst when he realised that Wenger still had international stars sitting on the home bench.
Danny Welbeck later came on but there was not game-time for Theo Walcott or Tomas Rosicky, which highlights the strength in depth of our squad.
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“I look at Arsenal and their bench, the players, the world-class players on the field with big talent and it shows the continual work we have to do,” the Liverpool boss admitted.
Rodgers’ words are admirable but if it’s sympathy he is looking for then he may be subjected to a long wait, given the vast amounts of money he spent in the summer.
After Man United, Liverpool were the busiest club, spending well over £100m to compensate for the loss of star man Luis Suarez to Barcelona (via The Guardian).
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At Arsenal, Wenger has spent wisely since the summer of 2012 when we lost our last star player, and the squad’s current strength has been gradually enhanced over the past few windows. That is testament to the manager, and his refusal to spend money to appease fans and the public.