Arsene Wenger: Jose Mourinho relationship is tense, but respectful

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that it will be a "strange" experience coming up against Alexis Sanchez on Sunday.

Mourinho has greeted Wenger's announcement warmly and even suggested they could "even be friends in the future". "I will say goodbye to Mourinho and to everybody".

Red Devils Chairman at the time Martin Edwards even met Wenger at the Frenchman's house to discuss the possibility of him taking over the reigns at United, however the 68-year-old admitted yesterday that he was never tempted to leave Arsenal as the club is and was the love of his life.

"It is very hard to keep it calm and quiet, but over the distance the respect always takes over".

Recall that Wenger announced in a statement on Friday morning that he would be leaving the Gunners at the end of the current season after 22 years with the club, ending a long tenure that got him three Premier League titles.

"You always have respect for people who suffer, unless you are completely not human at all".

"I turned many, many, many jobs down to stay here, and face the challenge when we build the stadium". This game many times on the pitch and in the corridors was on the borderline.

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Wenger sees the transaction as one that was good for all involved as the 29-year-old rejected the Emirates contract extension offer, and was poised to move in the summer on a free transfer, given how his Arsenal deal was then set to expire.

"If it wasn't me I would find that picture quite amusing", he said.

"Man United fans know that until 2004 for about a decade was between Man United and Arsenal, was between Sir Alex and Mr Wenger and I think that these great teams Arsenal had made Man United better and better".

"I was standing there and I didn't know where to go".

"I had to go in the stand and after that they changed, a little bit, the rules, because nobody could tell me where I could sit down".

"He has said some very cruel things which he considers to be gamesmanship but I consider to be disgusting really".

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