Arsene Wenger has responded to Jose Mourinho’s comments last week in which the Portuguese eye-gouger of people with cancer suggested the Gunners always had favourable fixtures.
Speaking at his press conference today Wenger, who insisted he was dealing only in facts, said, “It is simple – look at the fixtures and analyse it. I trust you will give an objective view.
“You will see Arsenal are behind all the other teams. In the last five years all the objective studies that have been made show Arsenal had less rest than any other team in the top four.
“That is fact. It has nothing to do with my opinion. It is an independent company that made the study that shows Arsenal had less rest than any other team in the top level.”
Mourinho had made the issue personal, but once again the Arsenal manager refused to be drawn into a war of words with an opposite number.
“It is not mind games. It is opinions,” he said, “but I don’t live with opinions, I live with facts and the facts don’t depend on me or Mourinho.
“It is depending on objective analysis. A day is 24 hours and you count how many times you have rest between games. I didn’t make the study, it was made by an independent company. I cannot influence that.”
There are those who will suggest it’s the boss moaning or, perhaps, bleating, but when asked a question about an issue what he’s supposed to do but answer it in the best way possible?
As it is he’s shown up the eye-gouger for the bluffing spoofer he really is. Job well done, if you ask us.