Wenger is good manager, says Ancelotti

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that would definitely have been sacked if he had not won a trophy for five years like Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2010, 16:10 PM IST

London: Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that would definitely have been sacked if he had not won a trophy for five years like Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Yet Ancelotti believes Wenger’s style is the way forward and hopes the Arsenal board keeps faith in him.
“He pleases. We all like Arsenal’s football. They give everyone a lot of joy,” a newspaper quoted him, as saying.

“You have to be able to defend well because they are very skilful up front. This year they have a new threat with Marouane Chamakh. He is good in the air and Arsenal cross the ball more than last season,” Ancelotti said.
Ancelotti also accepts that it will be a more experienced Arsenal side that they face at The Emirates tomorrow.

“Arsenal has not forgotten how to win the league. They want to win the league this year and they are very close. Like us, they can do it. Wenger is not a lucky manager, he is a good manager,” he said.

ANI