After offering the hand of truce, literally, before the game between Arsenal and Chelsea just over a week ago, Jose Mourinho took no time to aim a few more words of disrespect at his managerial rival Arsene Wenger, with the spurious claim that the Frenchman and Arsenal have some sort of special relationship with the FA and get everything going our way.
The Chelsea boss also tried to claim that Wenger was amazingly lucky to be so safe and secure in his job as the Arsenal boss while every other coach in the Premier League is under severe pressure to succeed. However, it looks like the prof has finally got wise to these taunting tactics from Mourinho.
It seems clear to me that every time Mourinho comes up with one of these attacks, on Wenger, Arsenal, officials, other teams, his own players, the medical staff or whoever is in the firing line, it distracts the football media from some other problem.
I very much doubt that this is a coincidence and so the best response to Mourinho is to ignore him, like a naughty boy trying to get attention. And that has what Wenger did with his latest comments, Sky Sports reports.
He was asked about it but wisely chose to just brush off the comments and say that he was just going to keep trying to get Arsenal playing well and winning. Not only does this perfect response give Wenger the high ground, it gives Mourinho nothing to get his teeth into – and so further ranting will make him look even worse.
Well played Arsene!