Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has attacked Arsene Wenger again, saying the Arsenal can not can not achieve yet remain without pressure at the club.
Leicester go into the game against Arsenal one place and two points ahead of Wenger’s side, and they are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League. “Steve is under pressure, I am under pressure, Brendan, Pellegrini”, said Mourinho. Good for him. He can speak about referees, can push in the technical area. Good for him.
Champion Chelsea is 15th in the table while Newcastle is second from bottom.
“It’s an imaginary list, but clearly (it is true)”.
The Portuguese who has to tread carefully while discussing anything related to match officials felt his Emirates counterpart Wenger receives a lot of sympathy and gets away with a lot of comments directed towards other teams. “I don’t envy”.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the team spirit evident in rugby is something that football needs, but rejects the idea that footballers are soft on the field. Wenger said after the game that the Spaniard deserved the red card and urged the FA to investigate him.
However, that solution is easier said than done, and ultimately there will be numerous decisions during the remainder of the season that will split opinion and call for retrospective action.
That red card was rescinded by the FA, although yesterday the defender was banned for one match after being charged with improper conduct for failing to leave the field.
I think in this country, only one manager is not under pressure.
“You know that some can [talk about referees]”.
And he reported a clean bill of health for his squad without saying whether Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao would stand in for Costa on Tyneside.
And the Chelsea manager has a whole load of toys to tidy up this morning before his match at Newcastle.
Sanchez, champion of the Copa America tournament with Chile last July, has yet to score a goal for Arsenal in the seven matches he has played so far.
“I have no comment, and I’ll tell you why”, he said when asked if he was concerned Costa may attract more attention from referees after the punishment imposed this week.