Arsenal legend: Jose Mourinho is obsessed with Arsene Wenger
Ian Wright claims that Jose Mourinho is "obsessed" with Arsene Wenger
Ian Wright has claimed that Jose Mourinho is “obsessed” with Arsene Wenger following the latest war of words between the Chelsea and Arsenal managers.
The pair’s frosty relationship was once again thrown into the spotlight earlier this month following Chelsea’s controversial 2-0 win over the Gunners at Stamford Bridge, as Wenger’s men were reduced to nine men in west London.
Mourinho accused his counterpart of “moaning” about decisions on a regular basis and then claimed that Wenger is treated like a “king” at Emirates Stadium and is rarely criticised.
And Arsenal legend Wright admits that he is at a loss to explain why Mourinho is so easily riled when asked about Wenger.
Wright is quoted as saying by Goal: “His obsession with Wenger is mystifying. I just can’t understand it.
“There’s something that happens with him whenever he talks or thinks about Arsene. He gets antagonised all the time.
“I think the big problem is that Jose looks at Arsene and his treatment from the media.
“Jose rightly feels Arsene hasn’t achieved as much as he has. I think his issue is that Arsene has not won as much or achieved as much as he has – yet still gets as many plaudits. It just irks him that Arsene doesn’t get more criticism.
“What I can’t understand is why it irks him so much when he’s got the medals to show everybody what he’s about. He just can’t be happy with himself, for some reason, even though what he does is brilliant.”
Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League table after seven games, while Chelsea reside in 15th place after a stuttering start to their top-flight title defence.
The Blues drew 2-2 with Newcastle United on Saturday.