5 Reasons Wenger May Defeat Mourinho For The First Time On Sunday

arsenal vs chelsea community shield

This weekend’s pre-season community shield match between Arsenal and Chelsea pitches two rival coaches, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho against each other.

And more than ever, Arsenal manager, Wenger, will be seeking to defeat his eternal rival for the very first time in thirteen encounters in all competitions.

Mourinho has won seven and drawn six of the 13 matches, but he seems to be looking to cement his place as Arsene Wenger’s all time nemesis, especially in the English League.

Naij brings you five reasons Frenchman, Wenger, might just get one past his Portuguese counterpart in a match which will be the season’s opener ahead of the commencement of the 2015/2016 EPL season.

1. The Peter Cech factor

The self styled ‘Special One’ sold Peter Cech, arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the world to Arsenal during the transfer window and the gunners are already tipping the Champions League winning goaltender to come through for them.

Peter Cech moved to the Emiates stadium this summer and will pose a great threat to his former side

Peter Cech moved to the Emirates stadium this summer and will pose a great threat to his former side

While Cech has always been in the opposition against Arsenal in previous encounters, he would be put in the fray as the point man to save Chelsea from Arsenal and he would want to prove a point to Mourinho, who relegated the experienced goalie to the bench following the return from loan of Thibaut Courtois last season.

His experience will also come in handy as both sides clash at the Wembley stadium on Sunday afternoon.

2. Wenger seeking to prove Mourinho wrong

Last season, both manager clashed during an EPL encounter, and the Chelsea boss referred to his Arsenal counterpart as a ‘Specialist in failure’, a statement which Arsenal fans and football pundits did not find funny.

The former Madrid manager also slammed the Frenchman last week, stating that he (Wenger) spent a lot last season, but Chelsea still won the league.

Arsene Wenger wants to end the jinx against him by Jose Mourinho

Arsene Wenger wants to end the jinx against him by Jose Mourinho

The Community Shield encounter will present Arsene Wenger an immediate opportunity to bounce back from Mourinho’s mind games and tirades, and also clear his unenviable record against Chelsea under the ‘Special One’.

3. Absence of Drogba

Legendary striker, Didier Drogba, left Chelsea for the Major League Soccer MLS League this week after spending many years in the English top flight.

And as the tormentor-in-chief of the Gunners over the past years, his absence this weekend will bring a relief to the Arsenal defenders, who are always being bullied by the bulky striker.

Didier Drogba had been the thorn in the flesh of the Gunners in recent past