Arsene Wenger has taken no holiday…
he’s been plotting how to overthrow Chelsea
And while other managers recharged their batteries on holiday, workaholic Wenger barely left his desk planning the coming campaign.
This, after all, is the 65-year-old who recently admitted he feared retirement.
He said: I had no break at all. I spent a lot of time at the training ground, but I recovered at the training ground because when there is no competition there is a bit less stress.
Not quite the whole holiday. But I only need a few days and when I go on the beach I am in the press the next day.
The meeting between Wenger s FA Cup winners and Jose Mourinho s title winners will have no impact on the league table.
But Wenger knows his side can make a statement of intent if they can claim a win that would end the Arsenal manager s run of 13 games without a victory over his fierce rival.
And while the pressures on Wenger and his players are higher, he reckons their form during the second half of last season confirms their title credentials.
^ Gunners (www.dailystar.co.uk)