Arsene Wenger has hit back at Jose Mourinho over his comments regarding his new book and insisted that the Spurs boss’ words were childish.
Wenger, who managed Arsenal for 22 years before parting ways with the club in 2018, has released a new book titled ‘My Life in Red and White’ chronicling his journey in charge of the Gunners.
It is no secret that the Wenger and Mourinho have a heated relationship, with the Spurs boss having publicly criticised the Frenchman in the past.
Mourinho was up to his old habits once again last week when he was asked in a press conference why his name was not mentioned in Wenger’s book.
The Spurs boss responded (via Football.London): “Because he never beat me. You are not going to do a chapter about 13 or 14 matches that you never win so why should he speak about me in his book.
“A book is a thing to make you happy and proud so I perfectly understand the situation.”
Some Tottenham fans absolutely loved Mourinho’s dig at the 70-year-old, which was understandable given they have no love lost for Arsenal or Wenger.
However, Wenger has suggested that Mourinho’s words were provocative and also pointed out that he had beaten him in the past.
“I feel like I’m in kindergarten with him. But, that’s part of his personality.
“It’s wrong, we beat him twice. We won, and there were also a lot of draws.
“And it is not ‘you’ who wins, you only participate in the victory. It is ‘us’ who win. The manager is there to get the most out of a team.”
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