The rivalry between Mourinho and Arsene Wenger is well known for ages and there are certain claims made by the pundits recently that Mourinho has certain angst towards Arsene Wenger. Recent example being Mourinho neglecting the loan offer for Demba Ba, who has failed to stamp his mark in the Chelsea colors.
Wenger has yet to beat the Portuguese in nine attempts, most recently losing a Capital One Cup fourth-round tie 2-0 at home to Chelsea in October.
But victory over the Blues at the Emirates Stadium on Monday will take Arsenal back above Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table.
But Arsene Wenger replied to Mourinho’s rant when recently Mourinho made fun of Arsenal 1-0 victories in the invincible season. Wenger said,
“It is not a personal battle. Honestly, we had some big games in the past, but what is important for me is that I am completely focused on Arsenal Football Club and on my team and doing well in the team. Whether we play Monday night against Chelsea or anybody else, for me it is exactly the same, because what is at stake for us is to get back to winning habits.”