"Don't misjudge Alex Song," he told Arsenal TV Online, "because he is a great player.
"I feel he was misjudged in the Fulham game last year where we had a nightmare first half. He was involved in it so everyone thought he was to blame but I didn't think so. He moved out to Charlton where he had some great games.
"We believe he is a quality player and I personally believe he can make it at centre back."