English Premiership

Mourinho takes swipe at Wenger

2015-07-28 14:58
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho (Supplied)
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho (Supplied)

Cape Town - The mind games have begun between two of the biggest managers in the English Premier League after Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took a swipe at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Jose Mourinho has told rival manager Arsene Wenger to "get a calculator", according to the Guardian.

The Chelsea manager has lashed out at anyone who thinks Arsenal are not among the big spenders.

"The Special One" admits that the Gunners must now be credited as strong challengers for the title but insists that Wenger has spent big in order to put the club in that position.

"If you add up the amounts clubs have spent in the last three or four years I think maybe you will find a surprise." said Mourinho.

"If you put Özil plus Alexis Sánchez, plus Chambers, plus Debuchy, you will find a surprise. It’s a fantastic squad with good players, fantastic goalkeeper, they are more than ready to be title contenders. Get a calculator. That is the easiest thing, it leaves no space for speculation. If you want to be honest, objective and pragmatic it is the easiest job for a manager to do."

On Sunday, the two clubs will do battle for the first piece of silverware of the season as league winners, Chelsea, play FA Cup winners, Arsenal, for the Community Shield in the Premier League's ceremonial opening game.

The match at Wembley kicks off at 16:00 SA time. 

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