Napoli coach Rafael Benitez is not surprised to see Arsenal at the top of the English Premier League because they have the “best manager” in Arsene Wenger according to the Spanish boss.
After losing their first domestic fixture at home to Aston Villa, Arsenal have since gone on a superb winning run to storm to the top of the table.
That Wenger masterminded such a turn-around – which included qualifying for the UEFA Champions League group stages once again and past
West Bromwich Albion in a penalty shoot-out in the League Cup – comes as no surprise to the former Liverpool boss and Chelsea interim manager.
I think Arsene Wenger is the best coach in the Premier League,” said Benitez.”They have signed good players, at this point everything going well for them. Wenger is a great manager, a great person, someone who knows the league here in England.
Benitez has been an interested observer on the opening few weeks of the new English season, which has seen both Manchester United and Manchester City suffer an inconsistent start, while Southampton are in the top four.
“Arsenal have great manager and a good team, Liverpool they continue growing, so the second year with a new manager, every body is expecting them to be in the top four and are doing well,” he said.
“The other top sides are not at the level at the moment, they have new managers too, but I think it will only be a matter of time before you see five or six teams at the top, who will be more or less the same (as before).”