Monday October 15 2012
Wenger: Remain confident in Allegri

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended under-fire Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri, saying it is essential the Rossoneri keep faith.

The San Siro tactician has come in for criticism recently after guiding the Milanese giants to their worst start in Serie A for 80 years, but the former Monaco man has called for calm at Giuseppe Meazza, as well as commenting on the recent Derby della Madonnina won by Inter.

“The fact that things are not going well is there for everyone to see,” he told Eurosport. “But it is essential to remain confident in Allegri.

“When top players like Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic leave, it is normal for the re-building process to take time.

“The quality of the two teams in Milan is less than has been seen in recent years, and the reason for that is of course the economic crisis.

“Nevertheless, it was a very good match, although the Derby was perhaps a little less prestigious than usual.”

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