|Arsene Wenger oversees training on Sunday ahead of Arsenal's Premier League clash against Liverpool|
Arsene Wenger says he is struggling to feel sorry for Liverpool over Raheem Sterling's acrimonious exit from Anfield this summer after they refused to sell Luis Suarez to Arsenal two years ago. The Gunners tried to land the now-Barcelona striker in 2013 with an offer of £40million plus £1 - a fee triggering a clause that meant Suarez had to be informed about the bid - but Liverpool rebuffed the move.
A year after the Anfield club sold the Uruguay international to the Catalan giants for £70m, Brendan Rodgers has seen another of Liverpool's best players leave this summer.
|Raheem Sterling swapped Liverpool for Manchester City this summer in a deal worth £49million|
|Liverpool refused to sell Arsenal Luis Suarez in 2013 after they tabled a bid of £40m plus £1 for the striker|
|Wenger reveals he is struggling to feel sympathy for Liverpool over the loss of Sterling|
Manchester City paid £49m to acquire the services of winger Raheem Sterling following a bitter and public contract stand-off between the player an the club.
Wenger may have been able to relate to Liverpool's situation with Arsenal regularly losing their best players to rival clubs.
But, speaking ahead of Monday night's Premier League clash between the two sides at the Emirates, Wenger has stuck the boot in by revealing he doesn't feel sorry for Liverpool. 'Liverpool make their own decisions. They refused to sell us [Luis] Suarez so I cannot feel too much sympathy for them.'
|The Arsenal squad prepare for Monday's Premier League showdown with Liverpool at training on Sunday|
|Jeff Reine-Adelaide looks to get a toe on the ball as Arsenal are out through their paces on Sunday|
|Summer signings Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino prepare for the visit to Arsenal|
|Firmino lines up a shot during Liverpool training on Saturday as the players prepare for Monday's match|
‘During the season the boy was quiet, never made any stupid statement. I don’t think he made too much noise. Will they miss him? He’s a quality player. But they bought [Roberto] Firmino. We will see what he will produce. He is a similar player. ‘But let’s remember two years ago with Suarez, [Daniel] Sturridge and Sterling, they scored over a hundred goals. Score more than a hundred goals in the Premier League, you need special quality to do that, and Sterling was part of that.’