Arsenal boss Wenger has sympathy for sacked Hughes
Hughes' last game in charge ended with City beating Sunderland 4-3 at Eastlands - and two hours after the final whistle his departure was confirmed, with Roberto Mancini immediately named as his successor.
"It's very sad every time a manager loses his job. I am very sad because I know how much work and dedication is behind that," Wenger said on ESPN.
"We all believe in patience on the technical side but on the other side it's not always the same.
"It's difficult for me to assess the situation of another club. When Mark Hughes loses his job it's sad."