Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has spoken ahead of Saturdays’s big game, in particular touching upon the historically fractious relationship between the two managers.
“I don’t think I have to describe our relationship. He will fight for his team and I will fight for mine and that is normal.
Of course I will shake his hand. I will respect the ritual in the Premier League.
We didn’t always lose (to Manchester United).
We have beaten them and there has been many draws as well.
I have won against every manager in the world but it’s not between two managers, it’s between two clubs.
It’s not the controversy that makes the audience, it’s the quality of the game.”
Manchester United are certainly the side under pressure.
Mourinho claimed his first league win in four games against Swansea, which sees the Red Devils sitting in 6th spot, some 6 points behind Arsenal, who have yet to lose a Premier League game.
The stat of the game will of course be that Wenger has never managed to beat Mourinho in the League. The pair have met on 11 previous occasions, Jose winning 5 times and drawing the remaining 6 matches.