The Sun reports that Wigan manager Steve Bruce will be buying Arsene Wenger a bottle of vino to thank him for dropping Wilson Palacios in his lap. Arsene Wenger had taken Palacios on trial at Arsenal but couldn’t find room for him in his packed and talented squad, and so Wenger decided to share the wealth with his chum Bruce by tipping him off about the Honduran’s abilities. Bruce, who took Palacios to Birmingham and then with him to Wigan, will come up against Wenger this weekend, he said:
“I owe him a favour over Palacios. I’ll have to get him a bottle of red. You could see that the kid had something.”
Wigan and Arsenal face each other this weekend, will the Wigan side say thank you by rolling over for a tummy tickling and give up three points to Arsenal?