Wenger looking for a little peace ahead of final Old Trafford visit

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Arsene Wenger says that despite numerous confrontations with Jose Mourinho down the years, he’s looking for a peaceful final chapter when his last trip to Old Trafford as Arsenal manager takes place on Sunday.

The boss and the Portuguese wankblister have clashed multiple times down the years, mostly during his two spells as manager of Chelsea, but with things a bit calmer now, the Frenchman is looking for something of a detente (if only they had a word in French for that).

Asked about his difficult relationship with the Mourinho, Wenger said, “You should leave me and give me a little peace for my final weeks and not try to push me into final confrontations.

“I respect him of course, I respect him a lot. And I don’t want to go into individuals. I want to go peaceful and with Mourinho as well because he is a great manager.”

As for his last visit to United as Arsenal manager, he continued, “I always got a great reception at Old Trafford.

“I don’t know what kind of reception I will get but we will be focused on winning the game.

“We always had some great battles in 22 years.”

We certainly did, particularly in the first 10 years when the rivalry between himself and Alex Ferguson was at its peak, but United fans singing that song about Wenger remains an unpleasant part of that history.

It doesn’t matter at all now, but it would be nice if there was some acknowledgement of how the Arsenal/United rivalry was so good and meant so much to both sets of fans.

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Hmmmm
Hmmmm

A little bit off topic here, why the f are people mentioning LVG as our new manager?

MrSweaty
MrSweaty

From what I heard, he said something along the lines of “I have been made an offer I cannot refuse”. People are then putting 2 and 2 together and linking him with the Arsenal job. Certainly would be a bold decision. Also a very unpopular one.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Yes very ‘bold’

My wig smells cheesy
My wig smells cheesy

Because people earn money for talking absolute shit about football

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

Is it just me or are the names being touted as Wenger’s replacement mostly very underwhelming ? Even the likes of Benitez and Simeone, great tacticians they may be, but I can’t seem to get too excited by the thoughts of them at all. The good ones are already in good jobs. Starting to think that taking a punt on Paddy Vieira or Mikel Arteta is the way to go.

Viva la prof
Viva la prof

If you put being an Arsenal fan to one side, that would be fucking hilarious.

shokim
shokim

I expect United to be a class side and honour Wenger with a memorable farewell. COYG

C.B.
C.B.

Can’t Arsene have a fight with Mourinho (Arsene wins of course like last time) to celebrate their relationship and entertain us fans?

Being nice together would be hypocritical given their past relationship.

Pepe Nero
Pepe Nero

Man United: The only self-sustaining club more successful than us in England. Cash rich, with passionate, proper fans, but shattered sense of identity on the pich, and desperate for a return to the free-flowing, swaggering football they were accustomed to in the past. Their current manager is stinking the place out.

One A.W: One of the most coherent, lucid and visionary of the recent club managers. The nuanced utterances of this polymath, polyglot genius, were often lost to some simpletons, yet the majority of Arsenal supporters knew and understood him very well. Possesses the courage and vision to be a true progressive, and pulled off a masterclass in how to take a leap into the future, by its own merits, in the post-Emirates era.

Somehow, I hardly think this will be his last visit to Old Trafford, fellas.

A Different George
A Different George

It’s hard to imagine either the management team or the supporters accepting Wenger. Yes, if Mourinho cannot win either the Prem or Europe in the next two seasons (or even one), he will be gone because silverware is the only justification for the way his teams play. I think the logical replacement, and ultimate irony, would be the neighboring coach who, by then, will be bored of winning with endless oil money.

MrSweaty
MrSweaty

I’m expecting a good reception from the Utd fans for AW. Hopefully even the classless cretin Mourinho will show a little respect towards the boss.

A Different George
A Different George

I suspect that Ferguson will do something–maybe even come down to the pitch before the match to shake hands–to set the right tone.

Bring back David Hillier
Bring back David Hillier

Paddy v Keane, Keown v Van Nistelroy and my personal fav, Lauren grabbing the England women’s manager by the throat. Top games.

As an aside, Mourinho is a mega cunt.

eternalflamini
eternalflamini

As someone who has recently been suffering extremely painful running-related blisters , the idea of a “wankblister” strikes me as a sufficiently awful way of describing Moron. Well played sir!

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Don’t think I’ve ever had a wank blister before

Evang. Simon
Evang. Simon

Arsene for the last time please don’t use UTD match as an excuse for losing to ATM…. We don’t need to feed too much of starters….. Cos I trust moronho he will rather lose this one than losing out on European silverware

Lasagna
Lasagna

I hope Arsene spits in Mourinhos face and kick him in the balls. Thats the least he deserves.

GraeB
GraeB

…… and is then banned from Burnley game and his final farewell – not a good idea!

Wengstar
Wengstar

I don’t know if it’s just me but this match means as much to me as the next. This is a match where a draw won’t do it for me, we have to win. I’ll take a draw in Spain but that 1-3 loss at home in spite of all our chances hurt our season more than most matches this season and it needs to corrected, avenged. It’s also last salon, if we don’t win this match I doubt we’ll be capable of picking ourselves up to qualify for the final. We need a winning streak to finish the season on a high, we need to break our away hoodoo, he deserves a final hurrah at the old dog pen. The way I see it, manure are in our way to Lyon, they’re sitted at the fork roads (fork in hand) between Wenger’s legacy’s celebration or humiliation

Cagooner
Cagooner

Have you watched the current Arsenal under Arsene? I’ll just be happy to come away without a total embarrassment. Tbh, same in Spain. But I’m more optimistic about us creating some kind of miracle there.

Ivan Gazideez-Nuts
Ivan Gazideez-Nuts

It’s bringing love, break its legs!

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

Who would have thought that Man U v Arsenal would one day be a totally meaningless game? But that what this game is. We should play the under-21s and let them win 10-0. This match is utterly irrelevant.

Let’s just hope we can go to Madrid and win out there. That’s all that matters right now.

MadMax
MadMax

i’ve never felt such disdain over another manager besides maureen. over the years, he has shown complete disrespect and utter lack of class, not only to wenger, but other managers, and even his own staff at times. we of course would remember the incident with the chelsea doctor, or the eye gouging of vilanova, or the countless personal insults he would hurl at any other manager.

that being said, i’m not expecting much from him. but our next battle, will be the final remnant of the 2 great teams that dominated english football in the late 90s – early 2000s. so i do hope indeed, that him and his team could muster at least some manner of respect for wenger as a send-off.

Mizog
Mizog

It maybe the right time to go but if I live to be 158 no other manager will love the arsenal Like he does! Love the arsenal like I do that’s ll I want.