By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger says he sympathises with the current plight of Blackburn manager Steve Kean.

Kean has come under heavy criticism from sections of the Rovers support after a difficult start to the campaign which has left his side bottom of the table after four matches.

Wenger believes his own experiences have taught him that the manager’s hot seat is a difficult place for anybody in the Premier League to sit.

“I have a lot of sympathy for Steve Kean,” said Wenger. “He is a young manager and you want to give him time to do his job.

“A lot of the time you complain that the English managers do not get a chance and I can understand that, but when they do get a chance you must give them time.  It's hard for everybody, even for those who manage for 30 years.

“I just believe this job is difficult. Everyone who has been in it knows it, and how much depends on the situation you are in at the moment. When you don't win at the start it's difficult.”

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15 Sep 2011