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You only have three months to prove yourself, Wenger counsels Potter

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has advised Chelsea head coach, Graham Potter to focus on proving himself within the first three months to gain the attention of the dressing room.

Wenger noted that the Blues’ players are intelligent, but they look at his weakness, hence the need for him establish himself quickly at the club.

Potter debuted in the English Premier League as Chelsea’s manager against Crystal Palace at Selhurst over the weekend.

His team secured a 2-1 win over Palace, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Conor Gallagher’s goals.

Speaking on BeIN SPORTS, Wenger said, “Contrary to what people think, you have three months, not two years, to convince people around you. The first three months are most decisive to creating a culture of performance and improvement, every game at the start gives you power and strength to convince people. That is why games coming up in the next two months are important to him.”

The Frenchman added: “You have to win games first. That gives you power and strength in the room. I think the players are intelligent, but they are animals who look at your weakness, you have to convince them that you can help them to win. You have to win games and convince people you can lead them and help them to win.”

Chelsea’s next Premier League game is against Wolves next weekend.

The Stamford Bridge club currently sit in the fifth position on the log.