Wenger hits back at Mourinho saying their relationship is ‘like Kindergarten’ as fallout over book omission continues

ARSENE WENGER said his relationship with Joe Mourinho is ‘like Kindergarten’ as their fallout continues.

Wenger’s autobiography, My Life in Red and White, was released this month, a little over two years since the 70-year-old left Arsenal after 22 years in charge.

Arsene Wenger said his relationship with Joe Mourinho is 'like Kindergarten'

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Arsene Wenger said his relationship with Joe Mourinho is ‘like Kindergarten’Credit: REUTERS

But the Gunners legend left out any inclusion of rival Mourinho because he wanted it to be a ‘positive book’.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager responded by insisting his omission in Wenger’s memoirs was ‘because he never beat me’.

But Wenger hit back, as he told Canal+: “It doesn’t bother me. It is permanent provocation.

“I feel like I’m in kindergarten with him. But, that’s part of his personality.

“It’s wrong, we beat him twice. We won, and there were also a lot of draws. And it is not ‘you’ who wins, you only participate in the victory.

“It is ‘us’ who win. The manager is there to get the most out of a team.”

Sir Alex Ferguson, Mesut Ozil and Ashley Cole among others are discussed in Wenger’s book, as he reflects on his long and successful life in football.

But Mourinho, his great adversary, does not warrant even a passing mention.

Wenger and Mourinho built up a rivalry in the Premier League

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Wenger and Mourinho built up a rivalry in the Premier LeagueCredit: PA:Press Association

When asked about his absence in the autobiography, the Tottenham boss said: “[It’s] because he never beat me.

“You are not going to do a chapter about 14 matches that you never win so why should he speak about me in a book.

“A book is a thing to make you happy, make you proud.

“So I understand perfectly the situation.”

Arsenal icon Arsene Wenger mocked by Jose Mourinho as Tottenham boss says he wasn’t in rivals book ‘as he never beat me’

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