The Arsenal boss finally got the better of his opposite number in 14 attempts as his side beat the reigning champions of England 1-0 thanks to a brilliant first-half strike from England international winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
However, one of the main talking points occurred after the game as Mourinho graciously congratulated the Gunners players but there would be no handshake between the two managers and the Portuguese boss hinted he was not in the wrong and accused his rival of avoiding him intentionally:
“I was doing what the status of my club and my status as a manager I think I have to do for myself and the club which is to be there for the winners, to wait for them in a point that you only miss me if you want to miss me,” the Blues manager said in his post-match press conference [via Mirror Sport].
“Every Arsenal player came in my direction which was the easiest thing to do because I was just there and if other people didn’t come in my direction that is not a problem, not a story and not the end of the world and I gave no more problem on that,” Mourinho added.
The war of words between the pair would further increase as Wenger defended his team’s style of play during the game at Wembley following comments from Mourinho, who insisted the Gunners “left their philosophy in the dressing room” in order to secure victory:
“We abandoned nothing. We defended because maybe it was a psychological hurdle Chelsea had in my players’ heads,” the Frenchman insisted.
“They were more concerned once we were 1-0 up to protect our lead than to play. We have to accept that. I’m proud of that,” Wenger added.
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