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Arsene Wenger pays tribute to outgoing Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has paid tribute toManchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in the Premier League this afternoon.

In what was Pellegrini’s final home match in charge before he is replaced by Pep Guardiola this summer, Wenger’s side twice came from behind to earn a point and all but secure their place in the top four.

It is a different story for City, though, whose destiny is now out of their hands. If neighbours Manchester United win their final two matches against West Ham United and Bournemouth then they will relegate City to fifth place and the Europa League.

Wenger was asked about Pellegrini’s three years at City, in which he has won three trophies, and said that he respected the 62-year-old Chilean.

“I believe overall Manuel Pellegrini has done very well at Manchester City,” the Frenchman told BBC Sport.

“When you look at the players today, how they fought for him, that is a great credit to a manage. As a man he is liked by everybody and he has a lot of dignity and respect for the game, and I respect that.”

Wenger also admitted that he is “worried” about Danny Welbeck‘s chances of playing for England at Euro 2016 after the forward was forced off midway through the first half with a knee injury.

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