The Gunners boss has taken a thinly veiled dig at his Chelsea counterpart in Friday morning’s press conference, suggesting that some managers need to have more respect.
James Olley of the Evening Standard sent this tweet out from today’s press conference:
Wenger on Mourinho’s title jibe at #afc: “The biggest thing of managers is to respect each other. Some people have to improve on that.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 1, 2015
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His comments come in response to those Mourinho made earlier this week, following Sunday’s 0-0 draw between the two sides at the Emirates, a result which edged the Blues yet closer towards the Premier League title.
The Chelsea boss admitted that we have a phenomenal squad but also suggested that it would take four world class players to turn us back into ‘Invincibles’.
In quotes taken by the Daily Telegraph, Mourinho said: “How can you speak about domination when everyone knows what will happen next summer? Give to Arsenal four top-class players and I think they will again be the Invincibles.”
Speaking ahead of Monday’s game with Hull City, Wenger added that full-back Mathieu Debuchy is still struggling with a hamstring problem and that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains unavailable.
Despite our injury woes, he added (via the Mirror): “I am happy with the depth of the squad because I have many top international players who sometimes cannot make the squad. It took us some time to find a good balance in the team and we dropped some points because of that.”
The Gunners will be looking to edge closer to a second place finish with victory against the resurgent Tigers, who have won their last two games. We could go into the game as low as fourth, depending on results elsewhere.