Many people would say that the rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Arsenal’s very own Arsene Wenger is manufactured and inflamed by the media, but from what I have seen I would say there is a very real and deep malice between them, and their relationship is hardly going to be improved by the Chelsea boss’ latest verdict on how he would like our crucial Champions League game against Olympiakos to pan out.
He was quoted as saying: “They [Arsenal] are in a group where a kid friend of mine is the manager of Olympiakos and it would be fantastic for the kid’s career to go through.”
“So I have to be honest and say that I would like the kid and Olympiakos to go on, and we know that Bayern go through for sure. The reality is that Arsenal can still do it. Arsenal can perfectly go to Athens and win.”
An Arsenal win would not only be good for Wenger and us Gooners, it would also be good for the Premier League to have as many teams to go as far as possible. It may even save Chelsea from dropping out of the Champions League if they took away our Fourth Place Trophy in the future. But Mourinho would rather be rooting for a young Portugese manager in charge of a Greek team.
We know where Jose’s priorities lie!