Wenger has struggled in matches against Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, with the pair likely to be duelling near the top of the Premier League table for most of the coming season, which gets underway in just over two weeks.
Wenger appears determined to try and get the better of his Portuguese counterpart, which would be a big achievement as the Gunners look to wrestle the title away from Chelsea over the next ten to eleven months.
“We don’t have that [a mental weakness]. You [the media] created that. I don’t believe in that. When you have a good enough team, you beat them,” Wenger told the Independent.
“Chelsea have lost against weaker opponents than us. Our heaviest defeat last season was 2-0. It was against Chelsea but we have reduced the gap and I believe we are ready to go further.”
Can Arsenal win the title?
They certainly can because they have good players in all areas of the squad and a manager who has been there and done it all before.
Wenger seems to have a deep entrenched determination to succeed by adding to the two FA Cups the club has won in their last two seasons.
It’s going to be more difficult than ever before for the Gunners to win the league, but they showed over the second half of the last campaign, the sort of momentum this group of players can build.
Why has Wenger been quiet over transfers?
Manchester City and Liverpool have improved their squads, even Tottenham have made plenty of signings so far this summer, with Manchester United also splashing the cash.
Wenger has secured a good player in Petr Cech but he’s arguably lacking another striker and holding midfield man.
Wenger’s policy has always been that he won’t sign players for the sake of doing so and that doesn’t seem to have changed.