Did you really think that Arsene Wenger would let Jose Mourinho taunt Arsenal this week without using the build up to the FA cup final to respond to the jibes? Of course not and even though the Chelsea boss was essentially right in his assessment of the Gunners this season, Wenger had a perfect comeback for the spiteful one.
Mourinho had used the Chelsea awards dinner to take the mickey out of his Premier League rivals and his jibe at Arsenal was that we only played from January to April. Ha ha ha, hilarious. He is lucky that we did have that injury start or he might not be celebrating the title right now.
So Wenger, in an interview reported by Metro, decided to push a few buttons himself and knowing how sensitive the Portuguese prat is to criticism of his team’s playing style, the Frenchman delivered the perfect response, thinly veiled of course as a general observation on modern football.
Wenger said, “I believe that our sport has moved forward a lot on the technical side, on the physical side, on the tactical side but as well we must not forget the values that our sport carries through the generations.
“And one of them is the vibes coming out of a team, going into the stands, they don’t lie. I always like to think that the guy who wakes up in the morning after a hard week of work, has that moment, that fraction of a second when he opens his eyes, ‘Oh, today I go to watch my team!’ and it makes him happy.
“He thinks ‘I can see something special today’. We’re not always in a position to guarantee that but we have to try.
“That’s what people say when you don’t win but let’s not forget you can be boring and lose as well, I believe big clubs have a responsibility to win but to win with style.”
Who on earth could he mean? Boring boring Chelsea perhaps? And all that about getting the fans excited, could he be alluding to Chelsea’s support, or lack of it, highlighted by the embarrassing turnout for their victory parade this week?