Fowler defends Wenger and reveals he tried to sign him twice

      

Fowler defends Wenger and reveals he tried to sign him twice

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Liverpool cult hero Robbie Folwer has revealed that Arsene Wenger approached Liverpool twice in attempts to sign him and that he would have loved it if it had happened.

Fowler, who was part of the infamous Liverpool gang Spice Boys along with Stan Collymore and Steve Macmanaman, has 183 goals in 369 matches for the Reds. With Wenger’s contract due to run out this year, Folwer reveals some regret about not getting the chance to play under the French manager.

“I’d loved to have played for a Wenger team.” he told Daily Mirror. “He tried to sign me a couple of times. I wasn’t told by Liverpool, I think they kept it quiet from me, but I heard through other channels and had it on good authority he wanted me.

“I think he would have had to come to Liverpool as a manager for me to ever play for him, because I never wanted to leave there. But could I see myself playing for him? Absolutely, because of the type of football he played and his philosophy.”

Wenger has been under pressure from Arsenal fans due to a poor run in form in the Premier League and a thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League. But Fowler believes he’s had it too rough.

He added: “Do I think he should get far more respect for being the visionary who transformed the Premier League, built one English football’s all-time great teams and elevated Arsenal into permanent global powerhouse? Absolutely.

“Look, when you start feeling sorry for the manager, then it’s probably time for him to go. Wenger deserves better, far better. He deserves to go out on a high, rather than the whimper his team’s season is delivering.”

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 23 50 62
2 Manchester United FC 23 32 50
3 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
4 Chelsea FC 23 25 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 25 44
6 Arsenal FC 23 11 39
7 Burnley FC 23 -1 34
8 Leicester City FC 23 2 31
9 Everton FC 23 -13 27
10 Watford FC 23 -9 26
11 West Ham United FC 23 -12 25
12 Crystal Palace FC 23 -12 25
13 AFC Bournemouth 23 -11 24
14 Huddersfield Town 23 -20 24
15 Newcastle United FC 23 -10 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -12 23
17 Southampton FC 23 -11 21
18 Stoke City FC 23 -27 20
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 23 -12 19
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17