Despite what either may say, it is difficult to believe that Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will be on one another’s Christmas card list. But with an important summer ahead, it may be time for our boss to call a truce with his managerial foe.
The two have had a chequered history together, and while it may tempting to square up to the Portuguese just like he did when the two sides met earlier in the season, Wenger will need to keep his cool.
The reason for which will likely be sitting behind Mourinho on the substitutes’ bench, Petr Cech.
The 32-year-old has lost his place for much of the season to Thibaut Courtois. And according to the Metro last month, Chelsea will allow the Czech international pick his next club – should he decide to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer – due to his years of service.
We have been linked with Cech, and for £10m – the fee that the Metro suggested would be required – that would surely be too good an opportunity to throw away just because of a petty scuffle between managers, that has no impact on the overall result.
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The points that the keeper could win us for the next few seasons, will be much greater – and possibly worth a lot more – than the three that are on offer on Sunday.
So let’s hope that Wenger is able to bite his tongue if Mourinho decides to engage in any antics at the Emirates. Keeping on his good side for a little longer may just help seal a massive deal for the club.