Sam Allardcye hailed the determination and work rate of his Crystal Palace side after a 3-0 home win over Arsenal on Monday moved them six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.
"I had some incredible times with Arsene Wenger".
Arsenal are now placed sixth and struggling to keep their record intact.
He said: "People may laugh at that, but if you look at a manager who seems to get the best out of players at the clubs he's worked at [Allardyce is the choice]".
Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic scored for Palace, who were dominated the match and could have scored more goals.
At the same time, Benteke's goal was ruled out due to off side after the break before Palace added well-deserved brace. Defensively they leave [Shkodran] Mustafi and Gabriel exposed and they're left on their own so we can get in their box and get chances.
With Wenger's record of leading Arsenal into the Champions League for 19 consecutive years in severe danger, the beleaguered Frenchman acknowledged he has to find a way to avoid the mutinous mood wrecking what may yet prove to be his final season in charge.
Arsenal were so limp for long periods at Selhurst Park that the club's former star striker Ian Wright claimed Wenger had lost the backing of his squad.
"We are in a hard position. I think the first-half was quite level and then they come out in the second-half stronger than us and we were a bit unfortunate I think on the second goal, and on the third goal it was a penalty that killed our game". "I just think they (Palace) wanted it more".
"As supporters we want players to show 100 per cent on the pitch but there's something wrong at this football club".
And when pressed further on why he was unable to change things after half-time he replied shortly: "I just told you, they won more decisive duels than us".
Wenger is regarded as Arsenal's most successive manager ever, but his reputation has become tarnished in recent seasons after his failure to win major silverware. "That's all I can say". "But, judging on that performance tonight, it looks like we have".