Arsene Wenger focusing on football ahead of latest showdown with Jose Mourinho

The rival coaches squared up in the dugout last season during the Blues' 2-0 win and then following Arsenal's victory in the 2015 FA Community Shield at Wembley there was no handshake between the pair

However, despite the intense media focus on the pair's simmering rivalry, which has included Mourinho once branding the long-serving Arsenal manager a "specialist in failure" , Wenger would rather his side's performance on the pitch make the headlines

He said: "No special relationship (between any manager) is my worry, all I worry about is our performance tomorrow.

"I respect everybody in the job and focus on what I love and that is football

All the rest honestly does not concern me much.

"Realistically people come to watch football and all the rest is a little bit secondary

What is important is the quality of what we will see tomorrow morning at 12.45 and you want people to focus on that."

Asked if he would shake Mourinho's hand and if he regretted their touchline bust-up, Wenger replied: "I don't want to talk about that

I have nothing more to say about this situation."

Wenger was asked if he felt Chelsea were in decline

He replied: " I don't know, I leave that to the specialists

I take care of my team and my own problems."

Source : PA

Source: PA