The Chelsea boss did have new striker Alvaro Morata at his disposal for the Bayern and Inter games, however, though he told Standard Sport the Spaniard still needs to improve his fitness levels and his understanding of the club's style of play.
Arsenal qualified for the match as FA Cup winners while Chelsea qualified as Premier League champions. At the minute Conte is the blue eyed boy who can do no wrong, or at least he was after leading them to the title in his first season in English football.
"We know it will be hard next season and we will try and avoid what happened to Mourinho's side at the start of 2015. I don't think he lost a lot of fitness but he might need a little bit more work, we will all be ready for the season though". "Two years ago Chelsea finished 10th and that can not happen again", Conte told reporters. Can Arsenal fans hope that Conte does do a Mourinho this season?
In his response on Sunday after United's 3-0 friendly win over Valerenga, Mourinho refrained from getting tangled in the subject directly, but directed his jibe at the Italian's elaborately restored hairline, Goal writes.
"I could answer in many different ways but I'm not going to lose my hair to speak about Antonio Conte".
According to reports out of England via The Daily Mail, Chelsea and Antonio Conte are still in the running to acquire some key players before the transfer window closes in a month's time.
Conte, 47, who won the Premier League at the first time of asking following his appointment last summer, is wary of letting his players repeat that fall from grace.