By Michael Cantillon
Jose Mourinho has had another dig at Arsene Wenger by claiming his big rival has the players to win the Premier League every season.
Mourinho maintained his superiority over Wenger in competitive matches on Saturday as Chelsea defeated Arsenal 2-0 in a controversial encounter marred by the clash between Diego Costa and Gabriel.
In another swipe at the Arsenal boss, Mourinho claimed after the match that the Gunners are not coaxing the maximum out of the squad at their disposal.
“If one of their players is a free agent and Arsenal don’t want him there, I would take every one,” said the Portugese. “I like all of their players.”
He added: “I think Arsenal have the squad to be champions — and every season I feel that. I don’t know why they can’t win it, but that’s my feeling — I like every player.”
The Mourinho Arsenal jibe is the latest in a stream of inflammatory comments from the Portugese to Wenger, who has not won the Premier League title since leading the Invincibles to their 2004 triumph.
The north Londoners have won consecutive FA Cups but that is not quite enough to placate supporters who have grown accustomed to the team failing to challenge for the league.
After two consecutive defeats, Wenger’s team travel to White Hart Lane on Wednesday for a Capital One Cup tie against their bitter rivals Tottenham.