Mourinho was not always Wenger’s closest ally during the Special One’s time as Chelsea manager.
“It is always nice to hear good things about your team, especially from people who are in the job and know the job,’’ said Wenger, who acknowledged that such kind messages were not usually expected from Mourinho.
“Not especially, no. I believe he is honest and speaks about what he sees and thinks. I hope we will be at the level he puts us for the whole season.’’