In a somewhat surprise move, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has piled praise on Arsene Wenger, and has tipped us to challenge his side for the Premier League title next season, as reported by the Mirror.
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Mourinho and Wenger have a long standing history, with no love lost between the two managers.
The Portuguese boss famously referred to Wenger as a “specialist in failure” (via the Mirror), and the two almost came to blows during our clash at Stamford Bridge this season.
He has seemingly done a bit of a U-Turn however, recently branding the Frenchman a “top manager” and talking up our title credentials.
“I believe they [Arsenal] have a top manager, I’m not making fun here. They will be even harder to beat next season,” Mourinho said.
This is very out of character for the former Real Madrid man, and this could easily be another example of the mind games Mourinho is so well known for. He may be trying to pile pressure on us ahead of the new season, and lessen the expectations on his own team.
With our recent success however, we look more than capable of challenging for silverware yet again next season. Wenger will no doubt be hoping to get one over on his rival – regardless of his recent comments.