London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is keeping his views on Ashley Cole's decision to join Arsenal players on their Christmas night out this week to himself, but he revealed on Friday the full-back would not face the Gunners on Monday. (Also read: Mourinho feels the heat ahead of Arsenal clash)
Cole was photographed at the London venue where the Arsenal squad were celebrating with a fancy dress party. And with Cole and his team-mates due to face the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium just a few days later, the incident inevitably raised eyebows.
Mourinho, though, insisted he will keep his views to himself when quizzed about the night out although he confirmed Cole had not broken any club rules. He said: "I have my opinion but I keep it for myself. It was a free day for them, so I'm not a father. I'm a manager.