Wenger has stated that the rivalry between him and Chelsea manager, José Mourinho is real.
Wenger and Mourinho have both been involved in verbal attacks dating back to the Portugese manager’s first spell at the club. Early last season a physical altercation in which Wenger pushed Mourinho in the chest occurred during a match at Stamford Bridge.
“The rivalry is real but it has to be respectful and I believe that managers sometimes, in the heat of the game, [the] passion gets out of control,” he said.
“When I’m guilty, I’m guilty, and I regret that always but basically you have to respect each other, because if in our own job we don’t respect each other… the job is difficult enough, and I always find that a guy who doesn’t do that you lose a good opinion.”