Champions League

Wenger deserves more respect - Ancelotti

2017-03-07 08:48
Arsene Wenger (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti feels Arsene Wenger deserves more respect after being in charge at Arsenal for more than 20 years.

Wenger has come under increasing pressure this season with another failed title bid and having also lost their place in the top-four positions in the league after Saturday's loss to Liverpool.

The Gunners mentor on Monday also had to deny that he had a training ground bust-up with Alexis Sanchez after the Chile international was left on the bench for the clash against the Reds.

Ancelotti's Bayern travel to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday for the second leg of their last 16 Champions League tie holding a commanding 5-1 lead from the first encounter in Germany.

The Italian manager told reporters on Monday: "I think that we have to live our jobs with critics sometimes.

"Wenger is a manager with a lot of experience and more experience than others and I'm sure he will be able to react, to manage the situation.

"This month is something that can happen to every manager, criticism is normal.

"I sympathise with him as a manager and a man. I have a good relationship with him and of course a lot of respect because not all the managers would be able to do what he did here in this club."

Kick off is at 21:45.

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