Arsène Wenger: “I always regret any signs of violence and I apologise.”

Arsenal boss, Arsène Wenger has apologised for his recent touchline incident with Jose Mourinho in their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

The Gunners manager shoved Jose Mourinho away after reacting to Gary Cahill`s horrendous tackle on Alexis Sánchez in the first half of the London derby at Stamford Bridge.

However, Wenger has now said the burst-up shouldn`t have taken place and he also apologised on Telefoot-the French TV show.

“They gave too much importance to this story,” Wenger told Telefoot.

“In hindsight I think I should not have reacted at all, it’s not a way to behave on a football field.

Wenger added: “I always regret any signs of violence and I apologise, but that’s a part of games where everything is manic.

“And then we have quite a substantial past. Did Mourinho provoke me? That is how I felt. I did not enter Chelsea’s technical area.”

The Gunners currently sit in 8th position with ten points from their opening seven games.