By Nick Teale

Arsène Wenger has re-affirmed that he respects the style of play adopted by Blackburn Rovers.

Ahead of Saturday's win over the Lancashire side, the Frenchman explained his belief that it is right for teams to play to their strengths, as long as the rules are respected.

After the match, he was again asked about Blackburn's style - and reiterated that he respects the way Sam Allardyce's side play

"I respect it," he said. "I said that before the game.

"Every team is entitled to play the game they want as long as it is efficient and as long as the referees make the rules respected."

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