We will see that in the longer term. To score more than 100 goals in the Premier League, you need special quality to do that,” Wenger said.
Arsenal welcome the Merseyside club on Monday for a high-profile fixture at the Emirates Stadium and the Reds’ rejection of the Gunners’ offer of 40 million plus one pound for Suarez still seems to rankle Wenger.
Liverpool have brought in 32.5 million pound ($51 million) man Christian Benteke to ease the goal-scoring burden on the team but Wenger is confident of keeping him quiet.
“We played a cup final against Benteke and we managed to deal with it. He is a similar player,” he added.
Liverpool scored more than 100 goals in the 2013-14 season, largely thanks to Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Sterling.
“We have dealt with him in a positive way before.”
However, with two of the prolific trio having left the club and a third out injured, Wenger acknowledged the challenge his counterpart Brendan Rodgers faces.
“Let’s remember two years ago with Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling they scored over a hundred goals. Then again, every game is a new challenge and we have to show that we can do it,” Wenger said.
“Liverpool can make their own decisions. They refused to sell us Suarez so I cannot feel too much sympathy for them,” the 65-year-old Frenchman said.
(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)
Liverpool lost Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling in successive summers but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no sympathy for the club who refused to sell the Uruguayan to the Gunners in 2013.. “Sterling was part of that. We will see what he will produce. He’s a quality player.
“But they bought (Roberto) Firmino. I personally rate Raheem Sterling