Arsene Wenger: I Will Shake Jose Mourinho’s Hand… I’m Not Scared To Face Him [READ]

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Arsene Wenger is ready to play nice when Arsenal plays Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photo Credit: Filed

Arsene Wenger insists he will shake Jose Mourinho’s hand on Saturday – and is not worried about facing the Manchester United boss.

Arsenal travel to United in an already important Premier League clash.

Wenger has a horrible record against his counterpart and has never beaten him in the league.

The Frenchman has won just one of 15 matches against the Special One in all competitions.

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And speaking at his press conference ahead of the Old Trafford clash, Wenger revealed he isn’t bothered about his history with Mourinho.

“I don’t think I have to describe our relationship,” he said.

“I won against every manager in the world in my 20 years, I understand people want to create controversy, but that doesn’t make the game.

“He fights for his team, I fight for mine.

“You do not play against a manager, you play against a team. That’s the important thing.

“I will shake hands with him.”

Wenger may not be worried about facing Mourinho but the Gunners boss says he is concerned about one United star.

When asked about Zlatan Ibrahimovic being absent through suspension, the Frenchman revealed who he’s dreading to face.

“Lets not forget that last year, the guy who killed us was Rashford,” he said.

“I watched him last week and he scored and I thought this guy could be dangerous.

“His movement was good and he was strong. He took everyone by surprise.”

Wenger also revealed star man Alexis Sanchez faces a late fitness test before the game.

The Gunners talisman picking up a hamstring injury while on international duty with Chile but is expected to be passed fit to play.

However, right-back Hector Bellerin will miss out after being ruled out for a month with an ankle injury.

 

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