Arsene Wenger hits back at Jose Mourinho to renew old conflict, says “it is permanent provocation”

Arsene Wenger said his relationship with Jose 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.

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.”