'There's more pressure on managers now'

Arsène Wenger
Arsène Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes there is more pressure on managers in the current climate than when he joined the Club in 1996.

Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez has hit the headlines in recent days after expressing his disappointment at certain aspects of his role at Stamford Bridge.

 Wenger has sympathy for the Spaniard, but while he believes the glare of the media spotlight has increased over time, he insists he still enjoys the job.

“There is more pressure overall because we have more media interest,” he said. “Every decision today is analysed, not always in the right way. But that is the price we have to pay because we get more money from media.

“We live in a very comfortable world on the financial side, but the price we have to pay is that everything is analysed and we are more under pressure.

“Football has exactly the same enjoyment [for me]. Managing, watching a game, playing on the pitch, preparing a game is exactly the same.


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“The environment of the game has become a bit more difficult but you are not in it for that, you are in football because you love what happens on the pitch.”

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