By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger believes it is difficult to calculate who should be Manager of the Year because resources at Premier League clubs vary so much.

This season's individual honours will be handed out soon and, while Robin van Persie is a predictable choice for the player award, there are a number of contenders for the manager prize.

Wenger's opposite number on Monday, Roberto Martinez, has his backers after giving his club a chance of survival for a third consecutive season despite operating on a small budget and losing key players last summer.

Wenger admires Martinez but he does not know who deserves to be crowned as Manager of the Year.

"It is difficult for me to say that," he told Arsenal Player. "What is for sure is that the merit of a manager is very difficult to measure.

"Normally the best manager is the guy who takes the maximum potential out of the team and nobody ever managed to measure that.

"To compare the managers you should give every manager £100 million at the start of the season to build his team and see where you finish at the end of it. Then you would have a fair assessment of how good everybody is. Usually they just give it to the guy who wins the championship."

Watch the full interview with Wenger on Arsenal Player.

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16 Apr 2012