Mourinho states he ‘WILL’ shake Arsene Wenger’s hand
It is a feud that has been simmering away ever since the Portuguese manager walked back into Stamford Bridge last season, with Jose Mourinho labeling him the ‘specialist in failure’ last season, a tag that it seems a number of Arsenal fans have also labelled him as – which probably hasn’t gone down to well in the Wenger office at all, and with both manager very publicly snubbing one another after the Community Shield in August, the Guardian report that the two WILL shake hands – or rather Jose Mourinho intends to offer his hand to Arsene Wenger in the tunnel as they come out.
José Mourinho has said his history with Arsène Wenger and Arsenal will have no bearing on Chelsea’s latest meeting with the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime
Jose Mourinho was asked about the snubbing between himself and Arsene Wenger, where it appears that Arsene Wenger snubbed him after the final whistle, leading to Mourinho to snub Wenger and turn his back on him, he replied by saying:
“I am happy that you describe, exactly, in the correct way, what happened.
“I respond for my actions and the others respond for their actions. I don’t have any critique about that.
“I just go in the direction of the match on Saturday.
“It’s a match that I want to isolate from every possible context. It doesn’t matter our fantastic record against Arsenal; it doesn’t matter that in seven matches in the Premier League, they don’t beat Chelsea; it doesn’t matter they beat us in the Community Shield. It’s a match that we want to win.
“In football, when you lose matches, you are affected.
“You can say you’re not but you are. Normally, when bad things in football happen, the first thing is to find a dramatic story.
“But the reality is that, if you lose matches, you are affected – you lose confidence, you don’t want the ball. You are afraid of the ball. You fear the worst. The Maccabi victory was not what we need now to win 15 matches in a row. It was important [in order] to be a bit more relaxed, a bit more confident. To taste victory again is important.”