Biting an opponent and the racial abuse of Patrice Evra made Suarez Âfootballâs Public Enemy No.1 last season.
âHe is a tremendous player,â said Arteta, âAnd 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.
âIt was very difficult for him because he had a lot of people against him and he was under massive pressure.
âLast summer when everyone thought he was leaving, he still came back and put in some great performances.
âI 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.â
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