Pepe Mel: 'Arsene Wenger would have been fired in Spain'

Mel: 'Wenger would have been fired in Spain'
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West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel believes that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would have been sacked if he were managing in La Liga.

Pepe Mel has said that he believes Arsene Wenger would have been fired if he were managing in La Liga.

The Arsenal boss has not led his team to a trophy in nine years, and is yet to secure Champions League football for next season.

The West Brom manager, whose side face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow, told Sky Sports News: "I don't think Arsene would have survived in Spain. Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid is a good example. Three months ago he was under real pressure and now they are in the Champions League final.

"In Spain, England and Germany it is always the same, the head coach lives for the results. But I'm not surprised Arsene is still in a job, as I agree with Arsenal. He has a good philosophy."

A win against the Baggies tomorrow would secure a top-four finish for Arsenal.

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud after Ozil scored his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London
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