Wenger about Villas-Boas – It’s hard to be the new guy

Arsenal’s manager empathises with Chelsea’s Andres Villas-Boas after the recent rumour about the Portuguese being on a knife’s edge with his job at Chelsea. Wenger remembered the times when he first got to Arsenal and how difficult it is for a manager to impose his own project when he’s new to a club.

“I have big sympathy for him,” said Wenger. “I like him personally. I think he is intelligent, competent. He is like any manager would be – like I was at the start of the season – because results are not completely there.”