Reports are out claiming that Arsene Wenger have not beaten Jose Mourinho in 12 meetings between their two sides.
As Wenger’s Arsenal prepare to host Mourinho’s Chelsea on Sunday, the Frenchman insists that history is not on his agenda.
The Gunners have a horrid record against Blues teams managed by Mourinho but Wenger suggests the hoodoo will count for nothing at the Emirates Stadium on the weekend.
“I am not a great believer in history. We have not always lost in 12 attempts and a few times have been close to beating them,” said Wenger.
“But, having said that, the result on Sunday will be just down to the performance on the day.
“We’re on a good run and from a good run of form you get good belief. We have a strong solidarity too.
“We know we have passed many tests. We’ve beaten Manchester City away from home and we have another test on Sunday that we want to pass.
“What we require is to nullify Chelsea’s strengths. If you look at the numbers they have been very efficient on counter-attacks, very efficient on set-pieces.”
Second-placed Arsenal sit 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea with six fixtures remaining in the 2014/15 season.