Olivier Giroud says he was proud of Arsene Wenger after Jose Mourinho clash

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The Arsenal star is happy to see his boss being passionate on the sidelines.

Chelsea take on Arsenal this weekend, in a clash between two managers who certainly have a bit of history. Jose Mourinho takes on Arsene Wenger again, with Wenger finally hoping to get the better of his Portuguese nemesis.

Last time the two met in the league was at Stamford Bridge and the two went head-to-head in a touchline duel after Gary Cahill's challenge on Alexis Sanchez infuriated Wenger.

But despite what was an embarrassing, and amusing, incident one Arsenal player has now revealed how it made him proud of his boss.

Olivier Giroud was telling Sky Sports about the incident:

"He is very calm most of the time.

“He’s got good self-control but we were a bit surprised by his reaction. But it’s a human reaction and I’m well placed to speak about that because I’m an emotional player. I don’t keep my feelings for me and that’s why sometimes it happens.

“Honestly, from my point of view I was more proud of that. It shows his character and if he has done that maybe it was justified.”

Of course there is more than just that one tackle that seems to get the pair all worked up against each other.

The Arsenal boss has a woeful record against Mourinho. They have met 12 times in the Premier League and, so far, Wenger has managed to lead Arsenal to zero wins against Mourinho's Chelsea.

This weekend's game has added spice as the pair are first and second in the Premier League. So expect fireworks once again at The Emirates.

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