Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit-back at criticism from his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho in the latest chapter in their ongoing media feud.
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In the aftermath of the goalless draw between the two sides at the Emirates last week, Mourinho has responded negatively to jibes from the home crowd at the final whistle as they chanted ‘boring boring Chelsea’ for what they perceived as negative tactics from the Blues boss.
The Portuguese manager initially said in a dig towards the Gunners and Wenger that waiting over a decade to win a league title was boring then expanded on those comments by insisting possession football is not the most attractive style of football.
This had sparked debate among fans and the media as to what constitutes to successful football, with Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville hitting out at critics of Chelsea’s style of play.
Now Wenger has had the chance to respond and says his rival needs to show other teams and managers respect.
“You can have incidents with other managers sometimes,” the Frenchman told reporters ahead of their clash against Hull City on Monday night (via Mail Online).
“It gets a bit heated when you fight directly with them, but in the end I believe time heals and the important thing is to respect each other as much as you can.”
“The biggest thing for a manager is to respect other managers. Some people have to improve on that.” he added.