Joey Barton is known for making controversial statements. Now, Barton criticized Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s for his tactical deficiency and his failure to inspire his team in big games. Barton claimed that managers like Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson had Wenger on toast in head-to-head games.
“In big games they (opposition managers) get under his skin and work them out tactically,”
“That record is probably the reason they haven’t won a title for years.”
“At the latter stages of a season they come unstuck because of that lack of – I hate to say it – a real lack of character or spine within the team.”
“Psychologically, the managers of these big clubs are usually top managers and I think they’ve had Wenger on toast. Sir Alex Ferguson had him on toast in the end and Mourinho’s got him on toast now. That’s what costs them.”
After all the specialist in failure remarks and now this, Wenger has lot to prove when the Gunners travel to Stamford bridge on Sunday.
What do you guys think? Can Wenger overcome Mourinho jinx finally or will Chelsea win comfortably like last season? Post your opinions on the comment section below,