Jose Mourinho’s entourage urge him to choose Arsenal over Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement Jose Mourinho’s entourage urge him to choose Arsenal over Real Madrid Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Nov 2019 2:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Mourinho is ready to return to management (Picture: Getty)Mourinho, for his part, feels he has unfinished business in England following the manner of his departure from Old Trafford and is open to taking charge at Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the 56-year-old will not rush into any decision and has long felt a return to Real Madrid was on the cards.Mourinho retains a strong relationship with president Florentino Perez and the pressure on Zinedine Zidane’s position is growing after a difficult start to the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut according to the Times, Mourinho’s entourage believe Arsenal would represent the better choice should the Special One be faced with a direct decision between the two teams.The expectations at the club are not as high as they are in Madrid, while Mourinho would also be faced with winning round supporters that turned against him during his first stint in the Spanish capital between 2010 and 2013.There’s also a belief that Mourinho could eek out more from this Arsenal side than Emery currently is. The Portuguese was full of praise for the Gunners’ front three of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe earlier this season during a punditry stint with SkySports. Jose Mourinho has been advised to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Those closest to Jose Mourinho have encouraged the Portuguese coach to opt for Arsenal instead of Real Madrid as he eyes a route back into management.Reports this weekend claim Mourinho held talks with the Arsenal heirachy over the possibility of replacing Unai Emery at the Emirates.Raul Sanllehi is said to have dined with Mourinho last week to ascertain his thoughts on Arsenal’s squad and what his plans would be for the Gunners.Mourinho’s previous relationship with Mesut Ozil and his public praise of record signing Nicolas Pepe are both said to be pivotal elements of the Gunners’ desire to hire the former Manchester United coach, while they also want a manager with a better grasp of English than Emery.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Mourinho has praised Arsenal’s front three (Picture: Getty)‘I think they are very good players and normally they should be on the pitch all three together,’ said Mourinho.‘I think Aubameyang probably he likes to play in the middle because he feels if he’s in the middle he can score more goals. But maybe he can score as many goals playing on the left. What happens at Liverpool is [Roberto] Firmino drops back, drops in between the lines, and then he gives more space for [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane to attack these diagonals. I would see Aubameyang playing on that left side of Liverpool and scoring a lot of goals.‘At Arsenal, Lacazette doesn’t have that quality, but they have two options. One is to play, instead of like today with three midfield players almost in a straight line, to play how they played in the last 10 or 20 minutes with two [sitting midfielders] and one No.10 that can feed the three without bringing Lacazette in between the lines’.MORE: Paul Pogba reacts to Manchester United’s defeat to Bournemouth Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Why Barcelona are confident of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Barcelona believe they can sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Barcelona are confident of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal, according to reports.Gabon international Aubameyang has developed into one of Arsenal’s most important players since his £56m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring an impressive 61 goals in 96 appearances.The 30-year-old, who was named Arsenal’s new captain in November, will have just 12 months left on his current contract come the summer and has been strongly linked with a move.Barcelona have expressed interest in signing Aubameyang and the Daily Express say they believe they can strike a deal primarily because of the lack of Champions League football at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Mikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa LeagueTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:57FullscreenMikel Arteta previews Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Portsmouth after crashing out of Europa Leaguehttps://metro.co.uk/video/mikel-arteta-previews-arsenals-fa-cup-clash-portsmouth-crashing-europa-league-2120986/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal are currently tenth in the Premier League – eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea – and were knocked out of the Europa League by Olympiakos during the week.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt is claimed Barcelona are also confident of signing Aubameyang as Arsenal are trying to raise funds after posting significant losses for the 2018-19 campaign.Inter Milan will reportedly try to beat Barcelona to a summer deal for Aubameyang, who has scored 20 goals in 31 appearances this term.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Despite Arsenal failing to tie Aubameyang down to a new contract, manager Mikel Arteta insists the club will continue to try to convince him to stay.‘He’s our most important player,’ Arteta said last week. Stats wise there’s no question about the impact that he has on the team.‘So as much as I can and the club can we will try to convince him to stay with us.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Roy Keane destroys Man Utd goalkeeper David de Gea over Everton mistakeMORE: Jadon Sancho responds to Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool transfer links Advertisement Why Barcelona are confident of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Mar 2020 4:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link747Shares Commentlast_img read more