Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd’s “boring” jibes by reminding the Gunners of their wait for the Premier League title as his side closed in on the trophy.
The Blues need five more points to be crowned Premier League champions for the first time in five years, but were jeered in the goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium for a stubborn performance which frustrated Arsenal, who last won the title in 2003-04. “You know, I think boring is 10 years without a title. That’s very boring,” said Mourinho, who criticised Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for not doing more to win the game. “You support the club and you’re waiting, waiting, waiting for so many years without a Premier League title, so that’s very boring.
“But maybe they were not singing to us. Maybe, when you want to win a game and you’re at home and you take your number nine (Olivier Giroud) off, maybe the home fans want more. “Maybe they want to play Giroud and (Danny) Welbeck together up front to try to win the game.” Told Chelsea will not be loved by neutrals for the way they have sacrificed their artistic approach for a more methodical one, as Mourinho revealed on Friday, the Blues boss scarcely cared. “I have lots of love,” Mourinho said.