Arsene Wenger has issues an apology for the Chelsea incident, sort of…
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has issued an apology for the incident that also involved Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and almost led to the pair brawling on the touchline, during the Blue’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
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Reports in the Daily Mail explain that the Frenchman has now revealed that he ‘regrets’ the incident, having initially defended his actions in the aftermath of the game and claimed he had ‘nothing to apologise for’.
The 64-year-old shoved his Portuguese rival, while the pair exchange choice words after a heavy tackle from Gary Cahill, which Wenger felt should have resulted in a red card for the Chelsea defender.
Wenger said: “They gave too much importance to this story. In hindsight I think I should not have reacted at all, it’s not a way to behave on a football field. I always regret any signs of violence and I apologise, but that’s part of games where everything is manic.”
However, he also maintained that he was provoked by the Blues coach: “We have quite a substantial past, Did Mourinho provoke me? That is how I felt. I did not enter Chelsea’s technical area.”
But the Chelsea boss refused to added further fuel to the fire by giving his opinion on the clash, simply saying: “Wenger will explain what he wants to explain. I will not say more. I have no words to explain what everybody else saw in those images.”
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