Everytime Arsene Wenger prepares to face Jose Mourinho, he must think that this was his lucky time. The Frenchman is yet to beat his Chelsea counterpart in 13 attempts, with the two set to face off in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.
And this particular piece of record must bug Wenger the most considering the long-standing rivalry between the two. Wenger was so desperate to inspire his team last season that he shoved Mourinho at the touchline without any provocation.
The pair come face to face this weekend as Arsenal look to win the Community Shield for the second consecutive year, but Mourinho is unconcerned by the make up of his opponents with silverware on the line.
When asked if he takes pride in his record against Wenger, Mourinho replied:
No. It doesn’t matter, Arsenal, the manager, whoever.
When asked about the importance of Community Shield, he said,
I think in between. It’s more than a friendly, like with Barcelona and PSG, but it’s less than a league game. Different motivation.
“Who knows?” he said when questioned on Wenger’s ability to win.
I’ve never made a special thing about wins over Arsenal. I don’t explode with happiness when I beat them, and I won’t make drama when I lose.
There is good news for the Blue fans one the team news front. Gary Cahill and Diego Costa will be fit to play on Sunday. Gary Cahill suffered a bloody nose while Costa pulled out after an hour after he “felt something” in his hamstring.