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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes there is no point in raking up the pastReuters

Jose Mourinho has no regrets over his infamous "specialist in failure" comment on Arsene Wenger last season, and also has no plans on apologising for the jibe when Chelsea host Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Mourinho criticised Arsene Wenger for going nine years without a trophy at Arsenal, calling the Frenchman a "specialist in failure."

That comment did not do down too well with too many people, including Wenger, of course, but Mourinho feels there is absolutely no need to apologise, seeing as it is well in the past now.

"It was a consequence of something, not a deliberate first option to say something," Mourinho said trying to defend his comments as another feud opened up between the two great managers.

"I didn't get an apology so I don't apologise. My feeling is to get over it, forget it and to move forward without thinking about what happened, you don't need to apologise.

"I don't need to get an apology, I don't need to apologise. Football people, intelligent people we don't need that.

"Finish, move and let's go for another match with a big responsibility for both of us because we manage two big clubs in London and have responsibility to have a good football match for millions of fans that both clubs have and the League has. So, no problems."

Mourinho and his Chelsea side will certainly look to create more problems for Wenger and Arsenal, who did go on to win the FA Cup at the end of last season, when the two sides clash at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues will look to emulate the 6-0 drubbing from March, while the Gunners will be keen to bounce back from that scathing defeat and prove to the doubters that they can mix it with the big teams this season.

Hopefully, during and after the match, it will be the football on the pitch that grabs the headlines.

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