That’s it, you know the media are bored when they have to get a ‘source’ to confirm that Jose Mourinho will indeed shake Arsene Wenger’s hand before the match on Saturday.

The whole ‘will they/won’t they shake hands?’ debacle is so boring now I don’t blame Wenger for not entertaining the discussion during his press conference. Why it’s so important to so many people, I don’t know.

I’m all for tradition and it’s quite nice when all the players go around afterwards swapping shirts and bumping chests but when individuals are put under scrutiny for it as if it’s some sort of sitcom, it gets annoying.

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (L) and Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger
Chelsea’s Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (L) and Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger (R) watch from the side during the FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK — NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE — (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

However, just in case you were interested, a ‘source’ close to Mourinho, which, let’s face it, is probably the man himself considering I can’t imagine anyone wanting to get ‘close’ to him given his recent behaviour, claims that, hallelujah, he will shake Wenger’s hand!

Apparently, it’s the right thing to do since Wenger will be a “guest in his home”.

What a wild ride.

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