Having failed in 13 attempts in the league, Arsene Wenger has finally beaten Jose Mourinho in the Premier League for the first time ashe shrugged off after Arsenal’s 2-0 win on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger broke his personal curse against Jose Mourinho after his Arsenal side triumphed against the Portuguese for the first time in the Premier League, but the Gunners boss was not in a boastful mood.
Granit Xhana’s heavily deflected strike was followed three minutes later by Danny Welbeck’s header against his old club to give Arsenal a 2-0 victory on Sunday, ending Manchester United’s 25-game top-flight unbeaten run.
Arsenal have won four of their last five games in all competitions since Wenger switched formation to a back three, but they remain sixth in the table, narrowing the gap on fourth-placed Manchester City to six points.
Wenger was keen to play down his historic result against Mourinho after leading Arsenal to their first Premier League win in 13 attempts against the Manchester United manager, who he had previously only beaten in the 2015 Community Shield.