Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Oct 2020 2:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link335Shares Arsene Wenger admits ‘very personal’ rivalry with Jose Mourinho got out of control Comment Advertisement Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho had a feisty relationship (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Arsene Wenger admits that his rivalry with Jose Mourinho was ‘very personal’ during his time in charge at Arsenal and that it got out of control at times.The two managers had a feisty relationship during Mourinho’s two spells in charge of Chelsea and while Wenger was amid his epic stint as Gunners boss.There were memorable comments, especially from the Portuguese, who labelled Wenger a ‘voyeur’ because of Mourinho believed the Frenchman was obsessed with him, and cut still deeper when he called his rival a ‘specialist in failure.’It was not one-way traffic in terms of insults, with Wenger responding to the ‘voyeur’ comment with a barb of his own: ‘He’s out of order, disconnected with reality and disrespectful. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.’Things even got physical between the two men when they squared up on the touchline at Stamford Bridge in 2014 and had to be pulled apart.Wenger admits he always regretted the physical and verbal altercations, which went too far, but says he only has respect for Mourinho these days.‘That was sometimes very personal and a little bit out of control,’ Wenger told talkSPORT of his relationship with the Special One.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The problem is you go into a game and already have resentment because of what has been said in press conferences, so nine times out of 10 you hate the guy on the other bench and keep control of it.‘But sometimes it goes overboard. Once or twice with Jose Mourinho it got out of control, but after the game you regret it because you cannot afford that.‘It creates a big interest from people as well.‘But after a while it becomes normal again and the respect comes back for each other, because you are in this job for a long time and at the end of the day suffer altogether.’Mourinho has attempted to put the feud to bed in the past as well, telling Sky Sports in 2018: ‘If he respects me even 50 per cent of what I respect him we can even be friends in the future. ‘I have lots of respect for him.’MORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Arsene Wenger claiming Mesut Ozil is ‘wasted’ at ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta keen for Arsene Wenger to return to ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
The police in Jamaica have launched an investigation into the murder of a man contracted to work with the National Water Commission (NWC).It’s reported that Benroy Farquharson, 36, was shot and killed at his home in the central parish of Clarendon, late Wednesday.The police say shortly before 9pm, Farquharson, who is also known as Ezra, was at home with his girlfriend when they heard voices shouting “police”.The woman reportedly opened the door and found men armed with guns, when she attempted to close the door, the men forced their way into the house and opened fire, hitting Farquharson, who died on the spot. His girlfriend was not hurt.
Chelsea FC have officially unveiled their latest signing Willian Borges Da Silva on a five year contract.The Blues on Sunday agreed to a reported £30 million fee to sign the Brazilian midfielder from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.ConfirmedThe club in a statement on its official website on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Willian who becomes Mourinho’s latest addition to the star studded Chelsea side.-Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Willian.-The 25-year-old Brazilian was today (Wednesday) granted a work permit and has signed a five-year contract, having moved to England from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. -He will wear the number 22 shirt. The statement reads as quoted on the club’s official website.-Born on 9 August 1988, in Ribeirao Pires, Willian played at Sao Paulo before moving to Corinthians at the age of nine.Youth CareerHaving made his way through the Brazilian club’s academy, Willian rose to prominence in 2005 at the prestigious Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior tournament, which he won with Corinthians before being promoted to the first team where his impressive performances eventually earned him a move to Ukrainian top side Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2007.The attacking midfielder won four league titles, three Ukrainian Cups, three Ukrainian Super Cups and, most memorably, the 2009 UEFA Cup victory over Werder Bremen with the Ukraine based side.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAKE HUGHES — An instructor at a northern Los Angeles County probation camp was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats. Julian Gallarza, 56, a longtime Probation Department employee who works as an instructor at the Camp Mendenhall juvenile boot camp in the Lake Hughes area, tucked between Palmdale and Castaic, was arrested Tuesday after threatening to go an a rampage. Sheriff’s Lt. Lawrence Del Mese said deputies found loaded weapons in Gallarza’s car. Gallarza was booked for investigation of making terrorist threats and remained in custody with bail set at $50,000. Gallarza is accused of making threats about noon to another Camp Mendenhall employee. Gallarza told the other employee he was “having issues with co-workers and problems at home,” Del Mese said.