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Jose Mourinho: Why I won't apologise to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

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Chelsea boss wants to move on, but won't say sorry to Arsenal rival.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he will not apologise to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for calling him a 'specialist in failure'.

The manager made the comments last season, sparking an outcry from fans and pundits alike who said his mind games had descended into a new disrespectful low.

Wenger had the last laugh, winning the FA Cup last season, while Mourinho's Chelsea failed to win anything.

Ahead of the two sides meeting this weekend, Jose Mourinho says he has no intention of making an apology.

He is quoted in The Mirror: "What I said was a consequence of something. It wasn’t a deliberate first option to say something.

“I didn’t get an apology, so I don’t apologise. My feeling about it is, we get over it, forget it and move forward without thinking about what happened.

"There is no need to apologise. Intelligent football people don’t need that. So we finish it and move on.”

Mourinho clearly seems as bristly as ever, and does not wish to dwell on it.

You could suggest this is because he knows he was out of order, and not only crossed a line, but has since been proven wrong.

His most satisfactory moment of last season, the 6-0 win over Arsenal, could also be wiped away this weekend if Chelsea fail to build upon their strong start and lose for the first time this campaign.


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