Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has claimed that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has a psychological hold over Arsene Wenger.
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The Gunners long serving manager is yet to taste victory over the Portuguese in their 12 previous competitive matches with Mourinho claiming seven wins and five draws.
Mourinho’s record extends all the way back to his first spell in-charge of the Blues, from 2004, and includes bouts against the successful Arsenal sides that included the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.
And Henry himself has now said ahead of the thirteenth meeting of the renowned coaches that Mourinho clearly has the mental edge over his Arsenal counterpart.
“[Arsenal v Chelsea] is the game Mourinho loves the most,” Henry said on Sky Sports News. “Before he arrived [at the club], I remember Chelsea couldn’t beat us, they just couldn’t.
“Mourinho came and if I can say, he got into Arsene’s head and his game. He doesn’t mind not having the ball and that suits his game perfectly, because Arsenal will have the ball and the belief that they can win.
“Mourinho is going to tell his team to sit, and wait for a mistake and take advantage.”
A victory at the Emirates would mean Chelsea need just three more points to claim a first Premier League title since 2010.
Meanwhile an Arsenal win would put the Gunners seven points behind the League leaders with just five games left in the campaign.