Nigel Winterburn not surprised by Arsene Wenger pushing Jose Mourinho

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The former Arsenal defender says that Wenger has been 'agitated' by the Chelsea boss

Former Arsenal left-back Nigel Winterburn says he wasn't surprised by Arsene Wenger pushing Jose Mourinho on the touchline during the Gunners' 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

The flashpoint in the game came when Gary Cahill put in a nasty looking challenge on Alexis Sanchez, with the Blues' defender ending up with a yellow card.

Winterburn told the Sky Sports' Morning View programme: "I think he's become quite agitated with Jose Mourinho, and I've got to say I think he was very angry in regards to the challenge by Cahill. It could have been a straight red card.

"He's [Wenger] looking to remonstrate with the four official isn't he? Jose Mourinho sees it, steps in his way. To be quite honest, it's not a lot is it? We're looking at two top managers and probably saying they shouldn't react in this way but they both put their hands on each other and Jose Mourinho is just waving him away.

"There may be a fine, but I don't think there will be much else with regards to the incident."

The result leaves Chelsea nine points ahead of Arsenal at this early stage of the season but the incident on the sideline seemed to dominate the headlines despite Chelsea continuing to set the pace in this season's title race.

Mourinho and Wenger have had a rivalry for some time. Last season Mourinho branded Wenger as a 'specialist in failure' and the two managers didn't shake hands at the final whistle. It is evident there is still an element of bad blood between the two, and the pair don't particularly like each other.

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