Zidane: Gerrard's loyalty deserves title - what about Wenger?

Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid legend believes Liverpool captain deserves Premier League crown, but surely Arsene Wenger is long overdue the same thing.

A three-time FIFA World Footballer of the Year winner, Zinedine Zidane, 41, won league titles at both Juventus and Real Madrid, with a Champions League trophy arriving at the latter. The Frenchman believes that, while Steven Gerrard has enjoyed many successes, he deserves the Premier League title due to the loyalty he has shown the Anfield club.

"He has had a great career winning many things - but it would be a big shame for him if he was never to win the league with Liverpool," he is quoted by the Daily Mail to have said.

However, when it comes to loyalty, Gerrard is not alone.

The midfield veteran is an archetype of the one-club man, a title that has long been rare, as he shares the honour with only two other active Englishman - Tony Hibbert at Everton and Lloyd Doyley at Brentford.

Gerrard has also elected to remain on Merseyside, despite intense interest from Chelsea, while he also was an attractive commodity for clubs abroad, also.

Zidane continued: "For everything that he has given - he deserves a league title. He could have played for any team in Europe, but he turned them down. That sort of loyalty should be rewarded with a title."

Since arriving in England, Arsene Wenger, too, has been in-demand, no more so than after the Invincible-era, where he could have taken up opportunities to manage the France national team or Real Madrid.

Wenger, though, remained loyal to Arsenal - is he not deserving of a Premier League title that has eluded N5 since 2004?

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