Wenger, who was virtually unknown but proved an inspirational choice by then Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein when he was hired in 1996, accrued among other trophies three Premier League titles and lifted the FA Cup seven times.
Their relationship was characterised by heated exchanges and physical contact on the touchline, to the extent of Mourinho branding Wenger "a specialist in failure".
And Wenger thinks that he would have been able to keep the France global had he still been in charge of Arsenal.
Through a video message at the Laureus World Sports Awards on Monday, February 18, Mourinho had nothing but love for his old rival, describing him as one the best managers in the world. "I can only speak by myself".
"He made lots of history in that football club".
While that happened with Wenger at the helm with the belief the German would be one of team's stars going forward, Ozil's place in the team has changed under new Arsenal manager Unai Emery.Читайте также: The Jussie Smollett case
"The nickname is there - the Invincibles".
Since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri in the summer, Kante has played further forward in midfield.
Wenger himself had plenty to say at the ceremony, stating that he was surprised the award went to a manager like himself rather than an ex-player.
"I forbid them eating Mars bars, so at first, I was greeted on the team coach with chants of "We want our Mars bars".
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