Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends Rafa Benitez’s record as Chelsea manager
Arsene Wenger says Rafa Benitez was treated harshly during his time at Chelsea.
The Arsenal boss goes head-to-head with the Spaniard tomorrow when the Gunners face his Napoli side in the Champions League.
But Wenger looked back to Benitez’s last job during his pre-match press conference.
Asked if Benitez got a rough ride at Stamford Bridge, Wenger replied: “Yes. People were tough with him because they didn’t expect him to go to Chelsea, but he did well, he did very well.
“He dealt well with it and I think in the end, with the time going on, people will realise that he has done well.”