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17th Oct 2020

Arsene Wenger tells Graham Norton about his infamous fight with José Mourinho

Rudi Kinsella

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Two legends of the game who could just never see eye to eye.

Arsene Wenger and José Mourinho have never been the best of friends. Despite being two of the best managers that football has seen, they just didn’t get along.

Wenger never really got the better of the Portuguese gaffer, and it doesn’t help that José has managed three of Arsenal’s fiercest rivals in United, Chelsea and now Spurs.

But at one point on the touchline (while Arsenal were playing Chelsea), the two got physical, with both of them shoving each other during a game.

Wenger discussed this incident on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night.

He said: “You tell your players to always be in control of what you do, but sometimes you don’t manage to do it… We didn’t talk a lot. It was just physical.”

Admitting that it was him who started the physical altercation, Wenger said: “Basically, it was just me losing control.”

Graham Norton was loving the whole thing.

Take a look:

Clip via The Graham Norton Show

Wenger was on the Norton show to talk about his new book, in which José does not get a mention.

And naturally, he immediately had a response to being left out, saying: “Because he never beat me. You are not going to do a chapter about 12 or 14 matches and never winning one.

“So why should he speak about me in his book? A book is a thing to make you happy to make you proud. So I understand perfectly the situation.”

No sign of them making up anytime soon.