Arsene Wenger described Unai Emery as a very competent manager for the PSG job in March, and warned the club against sacking him.

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Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger on beIN SPORTS

Speaking to beIN SPORTS a couple of months ago, Wenger discussed Emery’s situation with PSG at the time. The manager was heading towards winning seven pieces of silverware in two years with the club, yet it seemed almost certain he wouldn’t last until next season.

Arsene Wenger, who admitted he’s always been close to and supported PSG, implied they were making a mistake.

“Personally I believe Paris Saint-Germain needs to have stability, and that Unai Emery has suddenly been ejected by the whole media,” hesaid. “But that decision has not to be made by the media.

“Watching it from the outside, Unai Emery for me is a very competent person. I’m not like you [who] think that Unai Emery should go.”

It certainly seemed like Emery was on the right track on the pitch with PSG. He won 76% of his matches, the Ligue 1 title, the Coupe de France twice, the Coupe de la Ligue twice and the Trophee des Champions twice. Unfortunately, the likes of Neymar thought they were above what the manager had to offer.

With Arsenal, things should be different. He’s not taking over a bunch of superstars who expect success and don’t really want to work for it. He’s taking over a team of players who know they need help to reach their potential. The situation is much more similar to that of Valencia or Sevilla, where he did so well with such limited resources.

Hopefully Wenger is right that Emery is a more than competent manager.

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