Stylish Benitez will motivate Chelsea

WENGER ON RAFAEL BENITEZ'S APPOINTMENT AS CHELSEA COACH

Chelsea have appointed a famous coach (Benitez) who has a lot of ability and charisma, with a very strong personality.

I am not surprised that they have made such a quality appointment - I am just a bit surprised that Benitez has agreed to join until the end of the season because he can give real motivation and style to a club if he is there for a long time.

It is also very sad that Roberto Di Matteo did not have the time to show his talent. He won the Champions League last year when he took over the team in the middle of the season. But he won it, and that is the most important thing.

So it is definitely sad to see him go, because I know all about the investment he will have put into the job.

WENGER ON MANCHESTER CITY'S STRUGGLES IN EUROPE

Manchester City exited Europe this week and they had a hard group as well. Borussia Dortmund were in our group last year and we beat them, but I feel that they were a very strong team then.

There was Real Madrid there too, and that's never easy. The mistake City made was perhaps not winning against Ajax, and don't forget that they were in the lead against Madrid in Spain 10 minutes from the end of the game. I don't think they ever recovered from failing to win that particular game.

WENGER ON A POSSIBLE LOAN MOVE FOR THIERRY HENRY

It is interesting for us, just as people talk about Didier Drogba going back to Chelsea - it is because they are top quality players who can still perform in European football so they are definitely interesting propositions on loan.