Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger responds to Jose Mourinho taunt

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger calls on Jose Mourinho to help the pair 'improve' their frosty relationship

Arsene Wenger has called on Jose Mourinho to help “improve” their frosty relationship and be more respectful to one another.

The Chelsea manager aimed a thinly-veiled dig at the Arsenal boss after Sunday’s goalless draw between the two sides at Emirates Stadium.

In the end time heals and what is the most important is to respect each other

Arsene Wenger

Mourinho was asked for his take on the “boring, boring Chelsea” chants which rang out around the stadium during the stalemate, to which he responded: “You know, I think boring is 10 years without a title. That’s very boring.”

Wenger and Mourinho’s rivalry hit the headlines earlier this season when the Frenchman shoved the Chelsea boss on the touchline during the Blues’ 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in October.

The Gunners boss believes that the issues between the pair stem from the intensity of the competition in the Premier League and feels that they are likely to repair their relationship in the years to come.

“The biggest thing of managers is to respect each other and some people have to improve on that,” Wenger told a news conference on Friday.

“You can have incidents with other managers. It is a bit heated when you fight directly with them but in the end time heals and what is the most important is to respect each other as much as you can.

“Everybody lives with his own internal problems and I live with mine and that is enough.”

Chelsea are currently 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and can win their first top-flight title since 2010 with victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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