Pepe Mel: Arsene Wenger wouldn’t have survived in Spain

Pepe Mel claims Arsene Wenger would have been sacked by now if he was in charge of a top Spanish club

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: Arsenal FC

Pepe Mel believes that Arsene Wenger would have been sacked by now if he was in charge of a top Spanish club.

Wenger’s Arsenal, who can seal a top-four finish with victory over Mel’s West Brom on Sunday, are on course to end their nine-year wait for a trophy this season after booking their place in the FA Cup final against Hull City.

I don’t think Arsene would have survived in Spain

Pepe Mel

But the Baggies manager, although a keen admirer of the Frenchman’s philosophy, doesn’t think that he would have been given the chance to stay in charge of a top La Liga side without regularly delivering silverware.

“I don’t think Arsene would have survived in Spain,” said Mel.

“Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid is a good example. Three months ago he was under real pressure and now they are in the Champions League final.

“In Spain, England and Germany it is always the same, the head coach lives for the results.

“But I’m not surprised Arsene is still in a job as I agree with Arsenal. He has a good philosophy.”

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