Arsene Wenger
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (R) and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger (L) react during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford BridgeReuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to apologise for pushing his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho, insisting that he has no regrets over his actions.

Wenger angrily marched towards Mourinho's technical area after Alexis Sánchez was brought down near the touchline following a poor tackle from Gary Cahill.

Mourinho confronted Wenger and tried to steer him back to his own technical area but the Frenchman angrily pushed away the Chelsea boss, risking punishment from the Football Association.

Finally when the pair clashed again a few seconds later, they were both cautioned by referee Martin Atkinson.

Although many expected the Gunners boss to immediately apologise for his behaviour, Wenger insists that he has no regrets for what he did.

"What is there to regret?" Wenger said after the match. "I wanted to go from A to B, and somebody confronted me before B without any sign of welcome. B was Sánchez, to see how badly he was injured."

The 64-year-old Frenchman claims that his push was not a sign of aggression or hostility.

"I can try to push you and when [I do] you will see what my [pushes are really like]. It was a little one," he added.

Meanwhile, Mourinho, who did not exchange pleasantries with Wenger after Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, also threw some light on the incident, narrating his version of the events.

"He [Wenger] was coming into my technical area and not for the right reasons, to give some technical instructions. He was coming to push the referee for a red card, and I didn't like that," Mourinho told Sky News.

The Portuguese, who insists that he was not at fault, says that he is ready to bury the hatchet and move on.

"But no problem. I think [fourth referee] Jonathan Moss did a good job, and [referee] Atkinson too. I've done so many wrong things in football, sometimes due to emotion, but not this time. This time I was just in my technical area and it was not my problem. Game over. Story over."

However, Mourinho feels that Arsenal were very fortunate to finish the game with full 11 players as he felt that referee Martin Atkinson was very lenient towards Laurent Koscielny, Calum Chambers and Danny Welbeck.

"I think the referee, from a technical point of view, had a fantastic performance in a difficult, technical, fast match with lots of runs behind - also the linesmen had a difficult game and I think they did a fantastic job," he added.

"But Arsenal could have finished with eight men, because it is a red card for Koscielny, it is a double yellow card for Chambers in the first half, and clear was a red card for Welbeck.

"But I accept that the Welbeck red card was not given - the game was over and Welbeck is a good kid and is not aggressive. It was just maybe a reaction, some frustration.

"So I have no complaint really but my boys are doing fantastic we beat a good Arsenal."

Of course, Wenger also argued the fact that Chelsea should have gone down to ten men, or more, for the Cahill challenge on Sanchez, the second time in a few days that the Chilean has been on the receiving end of a poor tackle.

"Yes [it could have been a red card]," added Wenger when asked about the Cahill tackle. "It wouldn't surprise you if you watched it again.

"Oscar was lucky to stay on the pitch with his repeated fouling and he was only booked in the 88th minute. He was purposely fouling. Then there is [Branislav] Ivanovic as well with bad fouls, but it's down to the referee, not to me."

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