Arsene Wenger points to Mauricio Pochettino troubles as an example of what he faced at Arsenal
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been discussing the troubles facing Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and has come to his defence.
Wenger is of the opinion that Pochettino has done well at Spurs but in doing so has raised expectation levels. The Frenchman also pointed out that top-four was not enough when he managed Arsenal but now it is seen as a success.
‘I think he [Pochettino] has done very well, what everybody acknowledges,’ Wenger told beIN Sport.
‘But when he came to Tottenham he slowly built them up with a very young generation. ‘Every year people want something more from you.
I experienced that at Arsenal. ‘We were 20 consecutive years in the top four but in the end it was not enough.
‘Today, if you get in the Champions League people are very happy.
You have to admit it, he has a very valid point. Now, Arsenal fans would be more than satisfied with a top-four finish but when Wenger was delivering that year in year out it was not enough.
The landscape has changed somewhat, now we have six teams fighting for a top-four spot and competition is fiercer than it has ever been. But Wenger is right to feel a little bitter because that is what it sounds like.
In fact, Arsenal is third one point behind Man City and judging by some comments on this site Unai Emery should be sacked.
Football is a funny game.