Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger do not like each other. There is little doubt about that. They have clashed on numerous occasions over the years with Mourinho’s attacks often being deeply personal. He called Wenger a ‘voyeur’ and a ‘specialist in failure.’
After the 0-0 draw yesterday Mourinho carried on sticking the boot in, responding to Wenger’s accusation that he plays boring football by describing ten years without a title as boring.
The clashes between the two are interesting though. In reality Mourinho’s record versus Wenger is one of over-arching dominance and supremacy. 13 times their sides have met and Wenger hasn’t won once. Mourinho on the other hand has beaten Wenger seven times, drawing six. This includes a 6-0 humiliation last season.
It’s also worth noting that Arsenal haven’t scored against Mourinho managed Chelsea in their last four games. Wenger just can’t beat Mourinho and it must really irk him.
Even if Arsenal had beaten Chelsea yesterday Mourinho would still be the dominant in the relationship. Their records do not compare. Unfortunately for Wenger he doesn’t have the trophy cabinet of Mourinho. Mourinho crucially has two European Cups, something that Wenger hasn’t managed.
Mourinho has also won every title in English football, Wenger hasn’t (he hasn’t won the League Cup). Wenger has only won three Premier League titles in a 19 year period in English football. Mourinho is on course to win his third Premier League title with Chelsea in just five seasons at the club.
Whatever you say about Wenger his record is not good compared to Mourinho’s. Wenger has achieved a lot at Arsenal but Mourinho has achieved a lot more in a shorter managerial career. That will undoubtedly infuriate Wenger, who doesn’t like the way Mourinho’s teams play football. That won’t bother Mourinho though, who continues to dominate his rival.