The Arsenal manager finally beat his Chelsea rival at the 14th attempt as the north London side won 1-0 at Wembley to win the Community Shield
COMMENT By Greg Stobart at Wembley Stadium
At the fourteenth time of asking, Arsene Wenger can finally say he has beaten Jose Mourinho.
So we can put the bitterness to bed after Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday. The war of words will now stop, the two managers will shake hands, show some respect for each other and play nice. Right?
Last season, Chelsea could barely consider Arsenal as rivals. The Gunners were out of the title race long before Christmas and eventually finished 12 points behind Mourinho’s Premier League champions.
But the feud between Wenger and Mourinho still exploded. It included a touchline bust-up at Stamford Bridge last October and jibes from the Blues boss about Arsenal’s “boring” failure to win a title in over a decade.
And their rivalry may reach boiling point over the next nine months if the two teams end up fighting for the title this season.
It is one of the most childish rivalries in football between two respected managers, yet it is so compelling. It is a tale of two coaches who seem to share o