Wenger says he has ‘nothing to regret’

Arsene Wenger insisted he does not listen to Jose Mourinho or regret pushing the Chelsea manager during Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

A bad-tempered match will be remembered for the Gunners boss pushing Mourinho after a late first-half challenge by Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez.

Wenger moved out of his technical area to shove Mourinho, who remained calm while pointing the Frenchman back to his area.

Wenger said he had “nothing to regret”.

“I wanted to go from A to B and somebody stopped me in between,” the Frenchman added. “The B was to see how badly Sanchez was injured.”

And when asked what Mourinho said to him, Wenger, who thought Cahill should have been sent off, said: “I do not listen to what he says.”

On the pitch, Wenger felt there there was very little between the two sides.

“We had good opportunities in the first half,” he said. “In the second half we were a bit unlucky. We could have been a penalty [when a Jack Wilshere shot hit Fabregas on the arm].

“The midfield was very even and at end of the day, Hazard and Costa made the difference.

“It was a very even game. We gave a strong performance. They are a good side. You cannot deny that. It was a very intense and top-level game.”

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