Wigan's Palacios grateful to Arsenal boss Wenger

Wigan Athletic midfielder Wilson Palacios has thanked Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for helping his move to the Premiership last year.

"It is because of him I came to England," he said. "I had been training in France with Monaco and because of the good relationship between that club and Wenger, I was able to train with Arsenal. From there, Arsene recommended me to Steve Bruce.

"It was a fantastic experience to train alongside Fabregas, Hleb and Adebayor. It wasn't tough to be turned down by Arsenal. They are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and I knew I would get a chance with someone else."

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