Jupp Heynckes stands up for Arsene Wenger

Heynckes stands up for Wenger
© PA Photos
Jupp Heynckes insists that Arsene Wenger is not deserving of the criticism that he is currently receiving.

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes has insisted that the criticism that is being aimed at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unfair.

Under the Frenchman's guidance, the Gunners have gone almost eight years without lifting a trophy.

However, ahead of his side's meeting with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night, Heynckes has described his opposite number as a "great coach".

"You have to take into consideration that Arsenal are competing with teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City," he told reporters.

"The way I see it, over the years they have been selling their best players whereas the other teams get in these world stars. If you have to compete with that I don't think it is fair to blame Arsene Wenger. Wenger is a great coach. You see the way his teams play.

"Arsenal has a lot of tradition and history. They play attractive football. If you take away the game against Blackburn they have been very positive. They're fifth in the league. They will be a very difficult opponent for us tomorrow."

Heynckes's team go into the match having not conceded a goal in 2013.

Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller is congratulated by his team mates after scoring the opener on December 8, 2012
Read Next:
Helmer backs Bayern against Arsenal
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account