Thierry Henry has claimed that everyone wants to see Arsene Wenger beat Jose Mourinho in a Premier League clash, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Old Trafford.
The Frenchman has failed to beat Mourinho in his last 13 meetings in the league but can move nine points ahead of the Red Devils and to the top of the table with a victory.
Wenger has moved to defend his recent record against the Portuguese ahead of the game and Henry feels it is time he beat his old rival.
“Can Arsene Wenger win a game against Jose Mourinho in the league? That’s what everyone wants to see,” he told Sky Sports.
“Obviously Mourinho does something tactically that stops Wenger from winning.
“But Arsene has had a lot of opportunities to win a game against a side Mourinho was coaching – I am talking about the league – so when is it going to happen?”
- How will Arsenal line up vs West Ham – Two major changes expected
- Mikel Arteta makes U-turn on long-term Arsenal star – will stay at club
- Revealed: Five-time European champions made ‘concrete offer’ for Aubameyang
Henry also stopped short of giving a prediction for the game but expects a hard-fought affair and says the hosts need a victory to keep in touch with the top teams.
He added: “It’s going to be a tough game for both teams.
“Maybe it wasn’t ideal for United to have the break after a victory as they had to go away and then come back. It’s “must-win” for United if they want to stay close to the top.”
Wenger is certainly due a victory over Mourinho while Arsenal are overdue a Premier League win at Old Trafford and will fancy their chances against an injury-hit Manchester United side who have frequently failed to impress this season.