There are few things in football on which most of us would agree, but the fact that Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are polar opposites when it comes to their respective personalities and football ethos is undeniable.
So allow yourself a flight of fantasy, cast aside the thought that most Arsenal supporters can’t abide ‘the chosen one’ and put Mourinho in charge of Arsenal from the start of the last transfer window and Wenger in charge of Chelsea – would the result of yesterday’s game been any different?
Would Arsene have brought in the players to Chelsea that Jose did and vice verse Jose to Arsenal?
Would the teams have set up differently and played differently in yesterday’s derby? Undeniably yes – but would either have been an improvement?
This raises so many questions in terms of style, vision, ruthlessness, class and motivation …. you decide
Written by ‘The Devil’s Advocate’