Wenger outburst ‘not my problem’ – Jose

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insisted he was blameless in the incident which saw Arsene Wenger push him in the bad-tempered win over Arsenal.

The Gunners boss was angered by a first-half foul by Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez and went in to Mourinho’s technical area.

Mourinho said: “There are two technical areas – one for me and one for him – and he was coming to my area and not for the right reasons.

“He was coming to press the referee to give a red card and I didn’t like that.”

The duo have a long-running history of ill-feeling.

In the latest incident, Wenger said Mourinho stopped him getting from “A to B” to see his injured player and said it was only a little push and that he does not listen to Mourinho.

Mourinho said the push  was “no problem”.

“The football pitch is a football pitch so it is no problem,” Mourinho said.

“Jonathan Moss [fourth official] did a fantastic job and Martin Atkinson [referee] did well too.

“But to be fair, I did so many wrong things in football and sometimes you lose emotions. But not this time. It was not my problem, but game over and story over.

“It becomes heated because it is a big game, with big clubs and big rivals and is important for both teams.

“These conditions makes for a game of emotions. There are no outstanding issues [with Wenger].”

Mourinho was delighted with his side’s display and a victory which took them five points clear at the top of the table and nine points clear of the Gunners.

“We played against a good Arsenal side. They played a good game but we we played without problems,” Mourinho added.

“We let them have the ball and we were compact. Defensively we played very well and at 1-0 the game was almost in the pocket.

“We controlled it, we were always dangerous on the counter-attack and we deserved the victory.”

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