Reports are out claiming that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists he’s not had problems with Arsenal rival Arsene Wenger.
The pair clashed earlier this season at Stamford Bridge.
But when asked about the difficult moments he’s had with the Arsenal coach, he said: “No I didn’t. No problems.
“Our relationship? I don’t describe. It’s (shaking hands before the game on Sunday) not important. The only thing that matters on Sunday is the football game. What I wish is that Chelsea, Arsenal and match officials to be top. I respect everyone.
“For me, he’s not my rival. I don’t feel that. He’s a manager of a big club in the same city where I work and live. A big club with the same objectives that we have in the competitions we play.
“With that comes a bit of rivalry. But it’s not different for me with the AC Milan manager when I was at Inter, or the Atletico manager when I was at Real and with Benfica when I was at Porto.”