Arsene Wenger suggested a lack of respect was behind his decision to snub Jose Mourinho after the Arsenal boss claimed a first victory over the Chelsea manager at the 14th attempt.
Finally Wenger has a victory over Mourinho after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first-half goal earned the Gunners a 1-0 win in the season-opening Community Shield at Wembley.
Mourinho made a point of congratulating the Arsenal players afterwards as Wenger walked behind him, their long-running feud showing no signs of coming to an end.
“I shook a few hands today after the game, but there’s nothing special there,” said Wenger, who shoved the Blues boss in last season’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
“I believe in a job where you have to respect people and respect everybody.”
Mourinho said: “You see the images, you see where I am. (I was) there for the winners, to wait for them in a point where you only miss me if you want to miss me.
“Every Arsenal player came in my direction, which was the easiest thing to do.
“If other people didn’t come in my direction, that’s not a problem, that’s not a story, that’s not the end of the world.”