Chelsea v Arsenal: Will Arsene Wenger finally get his first victory over Jose Mourinho?
In 10 matches between the pair, Mourinho has won five with five draws
Friday 21 March 2014
Arsene Wenger celebrates his landmark 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal on Saturday, but will have to face a man who he has never defeated - his nemesis, Jose Mourinho.
In all 10 matches between the pair in all competitions (all Arsenal v Chelsea) - Wenger has never seen himself on the winning side - losing five and drawing five.
Mourinho memorably branded Wenger a "specialist in failure" earlier this season with the Frenchman going eight full seasons without a trophy at Arsenal, and today Mourinho said Wenger was "privileged" to stay at the same club for that length of time without winning a trophy.
"The tribute is to say that any one of us, we'd love to have the same privilege with our clubs," Mourinho said. "I admire Wenger and I admire Arsenal, a club that stands by their manager in bad moments - of which there were quite a lot."
To see all of the matches between the managers. Click on the gallery below...
Wenger refused to be drawn into a war of words about Mourinho in his press briefing, saying: "I would keep that [his opinion of Mourinho] for myself. Tomorrow I represent my club, I don't represent myself, and I will behave always in respecting the values of our club, and keep my own feelings far away from that."
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