Arsene Wenger has absolutely no regrets over missing out on Eden Hazard.

Speaking to the press ahead of the game at the Emirates on Sunday, the Arsenal manager was quizzed about arguably the best player in the Premier League this season and not landing him before he moved to Chelsea

“I have no big regrets because, at the time, it was not feasible for us, financially,”  Wenger said.

And therein lies the difference between Arsenal and Chelsea over the past ten years.

While many Chelsea fans, and the man himself, think that it shows that Mourinho is by far a superior manager to Wenger, it was all down to finances.

While it wasn’t the not-so-special one who purchased Hazard for £32m, and offered him £150,000 per week, he’s just one of a host of players that wouldn’t have went anywhere near the club that was on the verge of going out of business before Roman Abramovich showed up.

What it also shows is that while Chelsea were buying a team, Wenger was building a club.

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