I may have a little bee in my bonnet here, I know. But I am going to plough on anyway and provide more evidence, in my opinion anyway, that Arsene Wenger is a better manager than Jose Mourinho (or Maureen as we not so affectionately know him).
An article in The Independent this week explained that the Arsenal loanee Lukas Podolski was voted as the second worst January transfer in Italy´s Serie A. That will have surprised many Arsenal fans, including myself, as we wondered why Wenger did not use the German striker more often while he was at the Emirates.
Maybe now it all becomes clear. In fact it now seems amazing that Wenger managed to get so much out of the player. The article also talks about how well Mohamed Salah has been doing since Chelsea let him join Fiorentina. Do you see what I am getting at? Kevin De Bruyne does!
Wenger puts an arm round his players and they respect him for it, while Mourinho seems to put a knife to their throat and a noose around their neck. Sometimes it works for him like with Eden Hazard. Sometimes not. The nearest I can come to with Wenger is the Gervinho affair, but Wenger gave the Ivorian forward more support and more chances than most of us thought necessary. Then think about how he has stuck with under fire players like Giroud, Ramsey and Ozil. Who would you rather play for?