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Revealed – The Real Reason Wenger Shoved Mourinho

It is no longer a hidden secret that there is no love lost between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. As part of the running battle between the pair, they were both involved in a shoving match in the meeting between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. However, the two managers both played down the incident that happened between them. They were involved in a pushing match after Arsene Wenger reacted angrily to Gary Cahill’s tackle on Alexis Sanchez, a tackle that earned the Chelsea defender a yellow card. But the Frenchman was of the view that it warranted a red card. A situation that saw the two managers go head-to-head in the technical area with Arsene Wenger pushing the Chelsea manager.

In their reaction to the incidents in the post match press conference, they played it down.

“Yes [it was a red card],” Arsene Wenger said

“I wanted to go from A to B and someone confronted me in between. B was Sanchez to see how badly he was injured.”

Arsene Wenger was later asked what Jose Mourinho said to him during their exchange of words.

“Honestly I don’t listen to what he says.”

However, the Frenchman was quick to allude to the fact that if he had really pushed the Portuguese he would have felt it.

In his response, Jose Mourinho said he had to step in because Arsene Wenger was trying to con the referee to give a red card to Gary Cahill.

“It becomes heated because we are big clubs, it is a big game, and it is important for big rivals,”

“There are two technical areas – one for me and one for him. He came into mine, not for the right reasons. He was trying to press the referee to give a red card and I didn’t like that.

“I do so many wrong things in football, sometimes you lose emotion, but not this time – this time I was in my technical area and it was not my problem.”

The incident was just one of the sub plots of an incident packed match which saw Arsenal found wanting once again in a big match. While Chelsea scored their first goal from the penalty spot, Arsenal could easily have gotten a penalty of their own after Cesc Fabregas used his hands to block a shot from Jack Wilshere.

With the history between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, it was worth to note that the situation did not degenerate further during and after the match. The pair did not however shake hands after the match ended as the Portuguese worked straight down the tunnel after the match following the final whistle.

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