Arsenal FC manager won’t apologise for shoving Jose Mourinho
Arsene Wenger unrepentant after Chelsea win 2-0 against Arsenal
October 5th, 2014
Arsenal fell further behind in the Premier League title race on Sunday as goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa saw Chelsea continue their fast start to the season.
Hazard set the ball rolling with his spot kick before Costa cemented victory, although there were lots of talking points including Gary Cahill’s fierce challenge on Alexis Sanchez which led to Arsene Wenger straying from his technical area.
Wenger then clashed with Jose Mourinho, with the pair involved in a minor shoving match before the Frenchman retreated, although the FA are sure to take a look at the incident during a fiery encounter.
The Arsenal boss was unwilling to apologise after the match, just as Mourinho wasn’t forthcoming with an apology after calling his opposite number a “specialist in failure”.
“What is there to regret?” he asked. “I wanted to go from A to B, and somebody confronted me before B without any sign of welcome. B was Sánchez, to see how badly he was injured.”
“It becomes heated because it’s a big game, big clubs, big rivals, an important match for both teams,” said Mourinho, who has not lost in 12 meetings with Wenger.
“These conditions make a game of emotions. After that,there are two technical areas. One for me, one for him. He was coming into my technical area and not for the right reasons, to give some technical instructions. He was coming to push the referee for a red card, and I didn’t like that”.