Jose Mourinho accuses Arsene Wenger of moaning after Chelsea beat Arsenal
Jose Mourinho accuses Arsene Wenger of being a bad loser after Chelsea secure a 2-0 win over nine-man Arsenal
Jose Mourinho has accused Arsene Wenger of “moaning” after Chelsea secured a dramatic 2-0 victory over nine-man Arsenal on Saturday.
Wenger’s side were reduced to nine men as Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla were given their marching orders in a heated derby in west London.
I played against Arsenal many times and only once he didn’t moan
Second-half goals from Kurt Zouma and Eden Hazard wrapped up Chelsea’s second Premier League victory of the season at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal boss Wenger was frustrated by referee Mike Dean’s decision to send two of his players off.
However, Mourinho has hit back at his Arsenal counterpart, claiming that the only time the Frenchman did not complain about something was when the Gunners beat Chelsea in the Community Shield last month.
“I played against Arsenal many times and only once he didn’t moan,” Mourinho told his post-match news conference. “That day we lost the game, we lost the cup (Community Shield).
“It wasn’t good for us but we behaved in a fantastic way. No excuses, no crying, no moaning.
“I played my first derby in September 2000, Benfica against Sporting. I told my players before the game you need emotional control.
“I’ve played derbies in Portugal, Spain, Italy, England and you don’t win derbies without emotional control, it’s a basic thing. I think you should speak about Gabriel and his mistake.”
Arsenal return to action when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup third-round tie at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.
Saturday’s loss to Chelsea left the Gunners fifth in the table and five points behind leaders Manchester City.