Wenger hits back at Mourinho’s ‘boring’ jibe

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he deserves more respect from Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho.

The respective coaches have been embroiled in an ongoing personal battle in recent years, with the pair not seeing eye-to-eye.

Following a 0-0 draw between the teams at the Emirates Stadium last weekend that ended Arsenal’s title hopes, the Blues were lambasted as ‘boring’ by the home faithful.

Mourinho hit back by stating that not winning the league for ten years, as the Gunners have done, seems more boring.

When asked about Mourinho’s comments at yesterday’s press conference, Wenger stated that a level of respect between managers needed to be maintained.

“The biggest thing for a manager is to respect other managers,” The Daily Mail quote the Frenchman as saying.

“Some people have to improve on that. Look, everybody lives with his own internal problems and I live with mine. That’s enough.

“You can have incidents with other managers sometimes. It gets a bit heated when you fight directly with them, but in the end I believe time heals and the important thing is to respect each other as much as you can.”

Chelsea can clinch the Premier League title this weekend if they beat Crystal Palace on home soil, with an inevitability over the Blues success for some time now.

Arsenal have come back strongly in the second half of the campaign and will fancy their chances of putting a more consistent title challenge forward next season.

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