Steve Bruce has hailed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a 'genius', reports The Sun. Sunderland boss Bruce and his team will welcome the Gunners to the Stadium of Light on Saturday for Premier League action.
"I get on well with Arsene and, of all the managers, he's probably helped me the most.
"They were arguably my three best players that season, so they had a massive influence on getting the club up.
"Arsenal are an exceptionally young, gifted team and the fella in charge is bordering on a genius.
"He's produced team after team, sold player after player and yet always managed to find other players to take their place.
"He's quite an incredible manager and, with his current crop of players, the future looks very, very healthy indeed for Arsenal.
"He's got to be up there with the greats because of how his teams play and the way he keeps on producing players and teams."