Arsenal will go back to the top of the table if they beat Jose Mourinho’s men this evening…
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has laid down the gauntlet ahead of his side’s crucial Premier League clash with Chelsea, the Mirror reports.
In nine matches against sides managed by Jose Mourinho, Wenger has never won a match, losing five and drawing four. The Frenchman knows though that a win will see his side leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table, leaving them in first place for Christmas.
“What is at stake is if you want to win the Premier League, you want to win the big games at home. It’s as simple as that,” said the veteran French manager.
So far this term, Arsenal have lost to both Manchester United and Manchester City, and Wenger knows his side will need to beat its rivals if they want to claim a first domestic crown in nine years.
Wenger though, is used to the pressure, and fully expects his side to bounce back from last weekend’s mauling at the hands of City.
“There are periods where the pressure is a bit bigger and periods where it is smaller. You have to live with that and resist that kind of stress,” he continued.
“We have to prove people wrong because at the moment everybody still questions us, even more after our defeat at City.
“But I see the game at City the other way round. We can have even more belief after the game at City. But they are right to question us. We haven’t won it for a long time. That’s why they question us.”