Wenger backs PSG boss

Frenchman says Ligue 1 leaders should stick with Kombouare

Arsene Wenger: Has been linked with the PSG manager's job

Arsene Wenger claims that he has encouraged Paris St Germain to stick with their coach Antoine Kombouare.

The Arsenal manager has been linked with a return to French football and big-spending PSG have been touted as a possible destination.

However, Wenger says that he hopes the Ligue 1 leaders will stick with their current boss.

"I have always encouraged them to keep coach Antoine Kombouaré," he said.

"The officials never proposed me PSG. We often talked about PSG with them, but I won't tell you more."

Arsenal face a tricky trip to Marseille on Wednesday night in the Champions League group stage.

On the challenge of L'OM, Wenger added: "I have been surprised and impressed by Marseille's win against Dortmund.

"It is the team which achieved two surprising results in the Champions League.

"This team is capable to greatly improve its level, notably because there is individual quality with players like Lucho (Gonzalez), (Loic) Remy, (Mathieu) Valbuena, who can all create pace and strong players in the midfield like (Benoit) Cheyrou."

Wenger also praised Marseille's Remy: "To me he is the number one danger at Marseille considering what I saw with the French team and his improvement since last season, because he scored 16 goals just during return matches," he told L'Equipe.

"He is a boy always improving. Obviously he has something that reminds me of Thierry Henry.

"In his runs, his pace for gestures, he reminds me of Thierry when he was young. So he is a player we must take care of."