WENGER VS MOURINHO:- what’s your say on this encounter
The Blues have struggled in 2015-16, winning just once in the Premier League, but the Frenchman has no sympathy for his managerial rivalArsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Jose Mourinho must deal with the fact he is under pressure at Chelsea.
The two clubs clash this weekend in a London derby of major significance for both clubs, with Mourinho’s men enduring a poor start to the Premier League season and the Gunners coming off the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
The Blues, defending champions from last season, have won just once domestically so far this campaign and languish in 17th position, six points behind their bitter rivals.
Mourinho and Wenger have a storied history and a particularly sour rivalry, and the Frenchman insists his counterpart must learn to get used to being under pressure at Stamford Bridge.
He told reporters:” These are situations that are difficult to assess. It’s less enjoyable when it doesn’t go well but every manager in the game for a long time has to do deal with that.
“People come to football to watch football and all the rest is secondary. What is important is what people will see at 12.45 and let’s focus on that.
“I focus on what I love which is football and respect everybody and all the rest doesn’t affect me. What is important is football for me.”
Mourinho famously branded Wenger a “specialist in failure” in 2014, but Wenger refused to comment on Chelsea’s apparent decline – instead insisting he will leave such judgements “to the specialists”.
“We know our position at the end of the season will depend on how we do in the big games,” he added.
“I do not consider too much where Chelsea stand. I focus on us performing well tomorrow morning.”
Aeroberry fans; what’s your say in this intriguing encounter.