By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger has reiterated his belief that loan players should be permitted to face their parent clubs.
As ever a number of temporary deals were completed during the last transfer window including Nicklas Bendtner's move from Arsenal to Sunderland and Emmanuel Adebayor's switch from Manchester City to Tottenham.
The latter struck twice as Spurs beat Aston Villa on Monday night to move into third place in the top flight, but current Premier League rules dictate that he will not be able to put a dent in Man City's own title challenge. Wenger thinks that is wrong.
"If the loan is a loan he should be capable to play against everybody," he said. That is the only thing I believe. And it’s the same with Bendtner.
"Look before, remember, you had the choice. There was one period where you had the choice and I never, never refused the choice. I always said yes, you can play against us. Even though, one time, Francis Jeffers I think was on loan and scored against us.
"I allowed Jermaine Pennant to play against us with Leeds and I always allowed the players to play. I would allow Bendtner to play too."Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 22 Nov 2011