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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger talks about Mourinho altercation Getty

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shed light on the touchline spat with Jose Mourinho during the Gunners clash against the Blues in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Frenchman and Mourinho had a coming together on the touchline very early in the game following a strong tackle by Branislav Ivanovic on Alexis Sanchez.

This tackle led to Wenger confronting the Blues boss and some pushing and shoving ensued, with the Portuguese boss asking his rival to leave the Chelsea technical area.

Wenger has now played down the spat as something that happened during the game and feels that it does not look 'terribly bad'.

However, the Gunners boss did point out that he was not at fault and it was Mourinho, who was in the Arsenal technical area as well as the pitch a number of times.

"I just wanted to see how Sanchez was and somebody stood in front of me. I was not in his [Mourinho's] technical area and if you look at the game again you will see how many times he came into our technical area and how many times he walked on the pitch," Wenger said, as quoted by talkSPORT.

"I do not want to make a philosophical debate about it, it's an incident that happened in the game and that's it. I don't think it looks so terribly bad," the Frenchman added.

Apart from that, the 64-year-old manager touched upon the referee's decisions during the game and believes that Ivanovic and Oscar were lucky to remain on the field following some strong challenges on the Arsenal players.

But felt it was right of the official to give Laurent Koscielny just a yellow card for the foul on Eden Hazard that earned them the penalty.

"My view is I think Ivanovic and Oscar, especially, were very lucky to finish the game."

"[As for Koscielny], in the box it's a yellow card. He went for the ball, it was not a deliberate foul," Wenger concluded.