Alex Song has been "misjudged", according to Arsène Wenger.
 
The Cameroonian defender is one of few current Arsenal players who does not enjoy 100 per cent backing from the fans. Much of the concern sprang from the Premiership game at Fulham last season when, by his own admission, Alex had a difficult game and was substituted at half-time. Song. 20, is likely to start this evening's Carling Cup tie with Newcastle at centre half, a position in which the manager believes he can excel. Before the game, Wenger asked the fans to remain open-minded about his potential.
 
"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."

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