Mourinho Wants Chelsea To Be Bigger Than Ever
IBTimes UK

Jose Mourinho has taunted Arsenal fans over their "Boring Jose" jibes by stating that he has been the more successful between the two managers by adopting the same tactics.

Mourinho has met Wenger 10 times in all competitions, winning five and drawing the same number, an amazing unbeaten record against one of the world's greatest managers. The Blues settled for a 0-0 draw at the Emirates, which keeps them fourth in the Premier League table, two points behind league leaders Liverpool. The Gunners go up to second position, level with the Reds, but behind on goal difference.

It was a placid performance from both sides, who were looking to protect their goal more than anything else. Frank Lampard's shot that hit the bar in the 32<sup>nd minute was the closest that anyone had got in the game which was otherwise a cagey affair.

The Gunners, coming on the back of a 6-3 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City were slow to get off the mark and sprang to life only in the closing stages of the second half. Mourinho sensed the danger and removed Fernando Torres from the pitch to be replaced by David Luiz, something which was chastised by the home crowd. However, Jose was quick to retort, something which will liven the relationship between the two sides.

"I agree. I played against them 10 times and I never lost. Funny, funny Jose? 10 times they don't win once," Mourinho was quoted after the game.

Mourinho was also critical of Mikel Arteta, who according to him, had made a meal of the challenge by John Obi Mikel and was play-acting to get the player sent off.

"You know, they like to cry. That's tradition. But I prefer to say, and I was telling it to the fourth official, that English people - Frank Lampard, for example - would never provoke a situation like that. Players from other countries, especially some countries, have that in their blood if you have a contact or the opponent was aggressive," Mourinho said.

"Foreign players are bringing lots of good things. They come here because they are talented. But I prefer English blood in football. English blood in this situation is: 'Come on, let's go.'

"Today it was important not to lose. But it wouldn't have been a big surprise if we had won. Arsenal showed a lot of frustration. But we weren't aggressive, sharp enough to score a goal," he concluded.