By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger’s thoughts are with Gerard Houllier after the Aston Villa manager was admitted to hospital.

The 63-year-old Frenchman, who has suffered from heart problems in the past, was taken ill on Wednesday night and will not take charge of Saturday’s game against Stoke.

Houllier’s condition is now said to be comfortable and, at his pre-match media briefing on Friday, Wenger joined a number of managers in wishing him well.

“Yes, completely [my thoughts are with him],” said the Arsenal manager. “You never know how unhealthy this job is but one thing you know is that it is not healthy. That is for sure.

“How much effect it has on everyone's body is difficult to measure.

“I don't know how unhealthy a press conference is for example, I could never really measure that. But for sure, it is not healthy!”

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22 Apr 2011