Arsene Wenger has refused to brand Chelsea as boring and insists that everyone has a style, which they adhere by and should not be criticised if it reaps results.
Chelsea have won the title this season, but pundits have stated that their style of play was "not pleasing to the eye", where they defended deep and hit teams on the counter. The Blues used this strategy against teams like Manchester United and Arsenal, taking four points from a possible six as the season culminated.
The Blues were subjected to chants like "boring, boring Chelsea" at the Emirates, to which Mourinho retorted to in pretty scathing fashion, picking on Arsenal's 11-year drought without the title. However, Wenger was much more generous in his assessment of Chelsea, stating that they made it very hard for any team to beat them, which is a very important rule when you are trying to win the title.
"No. For me, that's not boring. I don't judge. Everybody has his own style. If you want to win the championship, you have to make the points, no matter how. You have to respect that. I'm not a judge. I believe they have played some good football as well. When you get close to the end, you just want to get over the line and sometimes you play a little more cautious but I believe we look at our ourselves and we try to play as well as we can and try to be as efficient as we can," Wenger said.
When asked if he will be willing to have dinner with Mourinho anytime in the future, Wenger said, "Maybe fifteen or twenty years ago, yes, but today I know what is important and what is less important in life."
Arsenal have qualified for the finals of the FA Cup for the second year in succession and will be looking to add their third trophy in just over a year when they face Aston Villa on 30 May.