AVB deserved chance to prove himself at Tottenham, says Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased to see Andre Villas-Boas given a second chance to prove himself in English football

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Andre Villas-Boas's side are third in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

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Arsene Wenger says he was pleased to see Andre Villas-Boas given a second chance to prove himself in English football at Tottenham following his doomed spell at Chelsea.

The Portuguese coach, who was sacked by Chelsea after less than eight months in charge at Stamford Bridge last season, took over from Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane in the summer.

Villas-Boas, 35, has guided Spurs into third place in the Premier League table and into the last 16 of the Europa League.

And Wenger feels that his Tottenham counterpart has enhanced his reputation with the job he has done at the north London club ahead of Arsenal’s trip to White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Wenger said: “He has done well. I think he has done well. Villas-Boas got a deserved second chance. Sometimes you get the second job because you got the first one.

“For example, it would have been maybe more difficult to get the Tottenham job if he had not had the Chelsea job before because people could watch him and see what he has done and speak to players who have worked with him.

“So, you have bit more of a guarantee than just importing someone from Portugal.”

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