Jose Mourinho narrowly avoids Arsene Wenger, throws runners-up medal into the crowd after Community Shield

Arsene Wenger walks on by. Jose Mourinho and Wenger (in white shirt and red tie) hate each other. #CommunityShield pic.twitter.com/aBtb1wfkpg

— Omar Moore (@popcornreel) August 2, 2015

It took 14 tries, but Arsene Wenger finally beat Jose Mourinho, albeit in the Community Shield by a score of 1–0. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave Arsenal the lead in the 24th minute and Wenger then beat Mourinho with his own game plan by parking the bus for the remainder of the match while Petr Cech made several fine saves to retain a clean sheet against his former club.

After Chelsea collected their runners-up medals, Mourinho, who came to Wembley dressed for a training session at a high school while Wenger opted for a more formal look, waited at the bottom of the steps for the Arsenal players.

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Though it seemed he might have just been interested in congratulating his former players Cech and Mesut Ozil, he shook hands with each and every one of them. But once Wenger brought up the rear, both men deftly avoided each other and Mourinho headed straight for the tunnel, tossing his medal into the stands (something he has previously done with winner’s medals) along the way.

While this moment will surely be analyzed to death, we should probably just be thankful that Mourinho and Wenger didn’t try to use their respective souvenirs as weapons against each other. Yet.

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