Arsene Wenger: I hope it goes well for Zidane

Arsene Wenger: I hope it goes well for Zidane


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given his thoughts on Zinedine Zidane’s appointment as boss of Real Madrid and says he hopes everything works out well for his compatriot.

Zidane was appointed last month to replace the outgoing Rafa Benitez, who lasted just seven months in the hotseat at the Santiago Bernabeu.

In his four games in charge, Los Blancos have won three and drawn one, scoring 17 goals in the process. Many in the media and within the game has concluded that even at this early stage, the players look visibly happier under Zidane than they ever did while working with Benitez.

In his press conference ahead of his side’s game with Bournemouth at the weekend, Wenger was asked for his thoughts of Zidane’s first month as manager of the 10-time Champions League winners.

“First of all, one month is a very short period to assess a manager,” Wenger stated.

And he added: “He was given chance, that is what he wanted and I wish him all the success he deserves. You know how it is at Real Madrid, you need to win every single game and they are in a fight with Barcelona who at the moment are flying. I hope it will go well for him.”

The Gunners take on Real’s fierce rivals Barcelona in the next stage of the Champions League this month.