The 65-year-old has appeared to take the side of the medic, claiming that it was the referee’s decision for her and Head Physio Jon Fearn to enter the field of play. However, the Frenchman seemed to keep most of his thoughts on the matter to himself, claiming that goings on at Stamford Bridge are of no interest to him.
“Football is difficult enough that if you are not united it is even more difficult,” said Wenger, “It is a problem of trust and unity that makes the strength. You speak about that story at Chelsea.
“I have not followed that all because I have no interest in what goes on at Chelsea and secondly the rules are quite clear, that when the ref gives an indication that the medical can come on he can come on.”
Mourinho has banned the pair from attending matches and training sessions, as well as entering the team hotel. This draconian measure comes after they ran on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard during the team’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City, against the Portuguese’s wishes.
Arsenal are likely looking on with glee at the situation, with their title rivals wrapped up in the saga. This could affect the Blues’ start to the campaign, especially with matches against Manchester City and Arsenal coming up in their next five fixtures.