“It is permanent provocation … With him I feel like in kindergarten”

Before Tottenham and West Ham tied at three, a journalist asked Jose Mourinho in the preview that he thought he did not appear in Arsenè Wenger's new book. The opportunity to add a new chapter to their rivalry was open and neither of them refused 'contact'.

The first was Jose Mourinho explaining the reason why he thinks it does not appear in the Alsatian book. “Because he never beat me. You're not going to write a chapter about playing 12 or 14 games and not winning one. So why should he talk about me in his book? A book is something to be proud of so I fully understand the situation, “he said in the press room.

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From Canal Plus France, the Alsatian answered Jose Mourinho. “It doesn't bother me. It is a permanent provocation. With him I feel like I was in nursery school, but it is part of his personality, “replied the former Arsenal player.

According to data collected by the specialized website Transfermarkt, Wenger has beaten Jose Mourinho, although only twice, the balance being quite favorable for the Portuguese with 10 wins and seven draws for his teams (Chelsea and Manchester United). Arsenal beat their Chelsea in the 2016 Community Shield final and their Manchester United on matchday 36 of 16/17 in the Premier League. They crossed paths in two more finals (2005 Community Shield and 2007 League Cup) and both ended with victory for the Portuguese.