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Arsene Wenger slams Jose Mourinho’s “permanent provocation” says it feels “like kindergarten”

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There is no love lost between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. After years of clashing on the sidelines during tense encounters, it seems the two have not suspended hostilities despite the legendary Arsenal coach’s departure from The Gunners.

The Tottenham gaffer seemed to have taken offence at the fact that there was no mention of him in Wenger’s book, ‘My Life in Red and White’.

Speaking to the media, he said: “You are not going to do a chapter about 12 or 14 matches and never win one so why should he speak about me in his book? A book is a thing to make you happy, to make you proud so I understand perfectly the situation.”

In response, the Frenchman said he had not been affected by the latest act of provocation by Mourinho.

“It doesn’t bother me,” he told Canal Football Club. “It is permanent provocation. 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.”

Wenger also spoke of how he had snubbed offers from Real Madrid to stay with Arsenal.

“Yes, I have refused them twice,” he added. “But I was committed [to] what I had undertaken. We had built the stadium, and we had to pay.”

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