Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has suggested he is ready for “peace” with his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho, having had a fractious relationship with his managerial rival over the years.
Wenger is still waiting for a first league win over team managed by Mourinho and the pair have been involved in numerous spats, including a touchline bust-up during the Portuguese’s days at Chelsea in 2014.
However, speaking ahead of their next meeting at the Emirates on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, Wenger has suggested that he believes a more respectful relationship can develop.
“We have respect,” Wenger said of his relationship with Mourinho. “I do not want to make a case of any person, it’s important I focus on my own team.
“I’m open always in life for everything, for peace, but what is important when you are a competitor is that you give everything to win the next game.”
“No, it can go better when I leave one day,” said the Frenchman.
“When you’re such a long time at the club, like I am, like Fergie, it’s like children, you want them to be happy, even when you are not there any more.
“I am not in a position to judge what happened to United.
“I’m sure they will come back and fight for the title, they are in a rebuilding phase.”