By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger believes Sunderland got it wrong when they sacked Steve Bruce on Wednesday.

Bruce left the Stadium of Light after two-and-a-half years in charge of the North-East outfit following the Black Cats’ poor start to the season.

But Wenger believes Sunderland acted too hastily and reiterated that change does not always bring improvement.

“I think it is a mistake because the one to question at Sunderland is certainly not Steve Bruce,” he told Arsenal Player.

“He has competence, the desire to win and he is the last one I would question on that.

“Unfortunately he went through a bad run and paid the price. I'm pretty sure that he should not have done.

“Change does not always sort out problems,” Wenger added. “History shows that it is not successful. It is statistically proven that a change of manager is not always successful.

“A club that creates its own instability is always in trouble - it is linked with technical stability, change of players, financially being in the red.

“All that together is linked with a change of manager.”

The full interview with Wenger is now available on Arsenal Player.

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