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Jose Mourinho on Mikel Arteta and the North-London Derby 0

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal will hop across to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday to face their bitter rivals as both teams struggle to secure European football for next season.

Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm at Spurs mere weeks before Mikel Arteta arrived to take over from interim boss Freddie Ljungberg at Arsenal, following the sacking of Unai Emery.

Emery gives his thoughts on Mourinho to Tottenham 0

Posted on November 23, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been talking to the media prior to the Southampton game, but as opposed to all of the questions being about the Saints, quite a few people wanted to hear his thoughts on Jose Mourinho. Why? Well, of course, because he has replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Arsenal’s bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

It’s been a chaotic few days, and now, Emery has tried to make sense of it all

Pochettino leaves & Mourinho joins Tottenham 0

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Harry Kettle

He was a thorn in the side of Arsenal from across London with Chelsea, and now, he’ll be much closer to home as Jose Mourinho has joined Tottenham Hotspur as the club’s new manager. The move comes in the immediate aftermath of Mauricio Pochettino receiving the sack which, in itself, was considered to be a bit of a shocker.

Mourinho will be taking on his first job since being sacked by Manchester United last year, having taken time out of the game in order to reflect on what his next move should be. Now, we know what that move is, as bizarre as it may be in the eyes of some.

Mourinho could be the answer 0

Posted on November 05, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The rumour mill can, and has, taken us down plenty of different directions over the course of the last few years, such is the nature of being associated with Arsenal Football Club. There are always going to be highs and lows when a team like the Gunners are involved, because as a unit, inconsistency seems to follow us around like a bad smell.

The latest rumour that has been thrown out there as of late, and is therefore escalating pretty quickly, is that Arsenal are interested in the possibility of replacing Unai Emery with Jose Mourinho. Yes, we’re talking about the same Jose Mourinho that had a burning rivalry with Arsene Wenger during his time at the Emirates, which spanned across his spells with Manchester United and Chelsea.

Arsenal deny Mourinho talks 0

Posted on November 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have denied contact with Jose Mourinho as a potential replacement for manager Unai Emery, according to Sky Sports.

Following another underwhelming result at the weekend, Emery has come under severe pressure and scrutiny. The Gunners were on course to book three points against Wolverhampton Wanderers after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (yes, him again) fired them ahead in the 21st minute, only for Raul Jimenez to make the score level with 14 minutes to go. Given that a similar thing happened in the previous round, that Arsenal are out of the Carabao Cup and that there is huge division among the fans caused by the incident involving captain Granit Xhaka, things don’t look to good for the Spanish coach.

Who should be Arsenal boss next season if they don’t reach top four? 0

Posted on November 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Unai Emery arrived to the Emirates dugout last year after 22 years of Arsene Wenger in charge. Naturally, he was (and still is) expected to deliver where the legendary Frenchman failed in his last few seasons in the job, and that is for Arsenal to play Champions League football.

However, Emery failed in his debut campaign, and while that is certainly understandable to an extent, it won’t be acceptable forever. The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss enjoys the trust of the board at the moment, but according to various reports, the pressure is now gradually mounting with the aim of finishing inside the top four in the Premier League an absolute priority. That is to say that many believe Emery will be sacked next summer if that particular goal isn’t reached again.

Should Arsenal replace Emery with Jose Mourinho? 1

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

After winning the opening two Premier League games of the season, Arsenal’s results haven’t been that great. While the Anfield defeat and the North London Derby draw perhaps shouldn’t draw too much criticism, what happened at in the second half at the Vicarage was a complete shambles. Defensive mistakes and the inability of midfield to wrest the control of the game away from the charged up Hornets resulted in a two-goal lead being wasted and two points unnecessarily dropped.

Arsenal can end their Old Trafford hoodoo on Wednesday night 0

Posted on December 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 19-game unbeaten record in all competitions faces a potential test on Wednesday night, as the Gunners visit Old Trafford to face Manchester United. Old Trafford has become something a wasteland for Arsenal teams in recent years. In fact, the Gunners have won just once in 15 games at United in all competitions. The one win was back in 2015 in the FA Cup in a 2-1 win.

Arsenal’s last Premier League victory at Old Trafford was 12 years ago. It is fair to say it is not the Gunners favourite ground to visit.

Is Eric Bailly really a solution to the Gunners defensive vulnerability? 1

Posted on November 18, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, among other publications, Arsenal are set to battle it out with north London rivals Tottenham for the signature of Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly in the January transfer window.

The Ivorian’s future at Old Trafford is in doubt after failing to start in the Premier League for the Red Devils since gameweek two of the campaign. Reportedly, the defender is set for talks with United over his future.

Promising start but has struggled of late

Bailly looked like the real deal in his debut campaign at United after joining the Red Devils from Villarreal in the summer of 2016. He looked strong and pacey, which are two attributes needed to be a top centre-back.

Arsenal and Tottenham in a battle for United star 0

Posted on October 11, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Arsenal and Tottenham are in a transfer battle to land Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly in the January transfer window.

Both clubs are looking to strengthen at the heart of their defences, for different reasons. It seems that Bailly has become a prime target for the north London pair.

Endured mixed fortunes at United

When Bailly arrived at United in 2016 from Villarreal for a fee of around £30million, the Ivory Coast international was seen as the answer to the Red Devils central defensive problems.

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