Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blasts 'lucky' Jose Mourinho after Champions League triumph

11 September 2010 07:05
Arsene Wenger has taken a swipe at Jose Mourinho by claiming his Inter Milan team were lucky to win last season's Champions League.

The Arsenal manager, who had a bitter rivalry with the Portuguese when he was in charge at Chelsea, believes the Italian side benefited from some favourable refereeing. 

Lucky General: Jose Mourinho lifts the Champions League with Inter Milan, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger (below) believes his former Chelsea rival got lucky

Two big decisions went their way in the last 16 at Stamford Bridge. 'Look at the teams who got to last year's final,' he said.

'With normal refereeing neither of them would have been there. No Bayern, and no Inter.'

But he is more scathing about the large financial losses Inter have repeatedly made over recent years, relying on owner Massimo Moratti to bail them out.

'UEFA's new financial rules will be a massive advantage for Arsenal,' added Wenger, who has endured Mourinho taunts that his team will flatter to deceive in the Premier League again this term.

'I don't want to go into excuses but you want a business to be run properly and I believe to lose 150million euros a year, you don't deserve a lot of credit to win a competition.

'Some people may not care but I just don't think it's right to run a business like that.'

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