Blackburn striker Rhodes touched by praise from Arsenal boss Wenger

Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes admits praise from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has inspired him.

Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes admits praise from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has inspired him.

The Gunners boss called him a special talent and revealed he was surprised that he had not gone to a big club as a youngster. Rhodes was touched.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: “I saw what ­Arsene Wenger said about me and I was chuffed to bits. I was really flattered for a man of his calibre – and what he’s done in the game – to say such nice things about me.

“I didn’t even think he would know who I was, to be honest. I was very flattered and fortunately we got a result at The Emirates.

“Winning at The Emirates was one of the best moments of my career so far.”

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