Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are very familiar with each other. Over the years, the duo has had numerous battles with their respective clubs.
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are very familiar with each other. Over the years, the duo has had numerous battles with their respective clubs. Arsene has never beaten Mourinho and this Tuesday as Arsenal entertain Chelsea in a League Cup clash, we take a look at the five best matches played between the two:
Arsenal 2 Chelsea 2, Dec 2004, Premier League
A first face-off between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho ended in an entertaining draw after Thierry Henry had sent the home team ahead twice, only for the Blues to comeback and salvage a point. That season, ‘The Special One’ went onto win his 1st title in England with Chelsea.
Chelsea 2, Arsenal 1, 2007 Football League Cup Final
Arsene’s young Gunners set up a League cup final clash against Mourinho’s Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. A young Theo Walcott opened the goal account for Arsenal but Didier Drogba’s two goals settled the game for Chelsea. The game was marred with controversy with then-Arsenal players Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor given the marching orders for a clash with Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel.
Chelsea 1 Arsenal 2, 2008, Premier League
Chelsea and Arsenal always invite fierce rivalry and this one was no different. Arsenal defender Johan Djourou gifted an own goal to Chelsea before then-Arsenal striker Robin van Persie’s two scintillating strikes that won them the game.
Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1, 2009, Premier League
Chelsea capitalised on Arsenal’s poor season as they put four goals past a hapless Gunners defence. The win also made Chelsea record their biggest away win at Arsenal for 40 years.
Arsenal 5 Chelsea 3, 2011, Premier League
The then-Chelsea manager, Andre Villas Boas, suffered one of his worst spells as the Blues boss when a Robin van Persie hat-trick inspired the Gunners to record a thumping win at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal went onto win 5-3 as Wenger celebrated one of his finest victories over rivals Chelsea.