Tag: Jose Mourinho

Granit Xhaka celebrates after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Mikel Arteta says 28-year-old will stay after move collapsed

After seeming destined to become a Roma player, Granit Xhaka's cat-like Arsenal career could well be set to continue.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Granit Xhaka warming up before the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021.Copyright: Lindsey Parnaby

Roma hope to sign Arsenal star before Euros start, price around £15.5m

Granit Xhaka is edging closer to a move to Roma to join up with Jose Mourinho and the Italians want the deal finalised before the Euros start on Friday.
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1 Arsenal surgery, 2 awards, 2 new coaches, Napoli friendly & 14 transfer rumours

As football came to a close last weekend, actual news has been light on the ground, but here is a roundup of the top Arsenal news and gossip stories this week.
Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal 28yo likes idea of working with Jose Mourinho, long term deal offered

Working with Jose Mourinho would 'appeal' to Granit Xhaka according to Blick in Switzerland who interviewed the midfielder ahead of the Euros and then delivered some interesting information.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

AS Roma confident of signing Arsenal 28yo: Next few days decisive

AS Roma are confident of signing Granit Xhaka this summer, with developments in the saga expected sooner rather than later.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka warms up during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park, London, England on 19 May 2021. Copyright: Phil Duncan

€15m bid in: Jose Mourinho pushes to sign Granit Xhaka on the cheap

AS Roma are pushing to sign Granit Xhaka this summer, though their valuation remains some way off Arsenal's and they'd like the player himself to help out with that.
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Arsene Wenger: I’m not surprised Super League didn’t last long

Arsene Wenger has said he knew the Super League would fail because they ignored the 'basic principles of sporting merit'.
Mikel Arteta vs Burnley (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

European Super League: All the developments you need to know (and might have missed)

It has been a whirlwind day, so I thought I'd round up a number of points that probably got lost in amongst all the madness.
Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Tottenham sack Jose Mourinho, Bayern Munich coach wants contract terminated

Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Jose Mourinho just hours after a breakaway European Super League was announced while Hansi Flick has told Bayern Munich he wishes to terminate his contract from the end of the season.
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Arsenal Arteta replacement? Journalist claims former Chelsea manager being monitored

According to a journalist from Italy, Arsenal are monitoring former Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, but the manager would prefer a move to Napoli.
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Arsenal 3rd best PL side for youngsters behind Wolves and Sheffield United

Arsenal are the best top side in the Premier League when it comes to giving chances to under-21 players but they still lag behind Wolves and Sheffield United.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Demarai Gray of Leicester City after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 19, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho downgrades his ambition using Arsene Wenger as an excuse

Jose Mourinho is learning at Tottenham that, without unlimited funds to buy his way to trophies, Arsene Wenger didn't do that badly at all.
Jose Mourinho - Dinamo Zagreb v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Europa League Round Of 16 Leg Two ZAGREB, CROATIA - MARCH 18: Coach of Tottenham Hotspur Jose Mourinho before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium Maksimir on March 18, 2021 in Zagreb, Croatia. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. Photo by Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL Goran Stanzl/PIXSELL

Jose Mourinho has worse record at Tottenham than Tim Sherwood

Things aren't going well for Jose Mourinho at the minute, so bad in fact, his record at Tottenham is worse than Tim Sherwood's.
Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) consoles Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (R) as he leaves the pitch having picked up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on January 1, 2020.

Jose Mourinho makes Harry Kane fitness claim ahead of North London derby

Harry Kane will be fit enough to play against Arsenal at the weekend despite a midweek knock, according to Jose Mourinho.
Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho reacts after seeing a goal from Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on July 2, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal interest in Jose Mourinho driven by Jose Mourinho

In late 2019, it briefly looked like Arsenal might hire Jose Mourinho, but the club were reportedly never interested in the current Tottenham Hotspur boss.
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES - Image numbers 1193147331, 1207576912 - GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Jose Mourinho, head coach of Tottenham Hotspur (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal meet in a Premier League match on July 12,2020 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 10: Jose Mourinho, head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, looks on during a press conference at Allianz Arena on December 10, 2019 in Munich, Germany. Tottenham Hotspur will face FC Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League group B match on December 11, 2019. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** PIRAEUS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta vs Jose Mourinho: The future vs the past

In north London's rivals, we find two managers in Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho who represent a star on the way up and one burning out.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho praises Arteta and backs Arsenal

Jose Mourinho only had nice things to say about Mikel Arteta after the North London derby, though I'm not sure that's a good thing.
Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho reacts after seeing a goal from Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on July 2, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)

Mourinho remains vague on Kane fitness for Arsenal clash

Jose Mourinho thinks Harry Kane has a good chance to play in the North London derby this weekend, but claims the striker is an injury doubt.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United ahead of the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on October 31, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho’s agent offers him to Barcelona presidential candidate

Jose Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes, has reportedly offered the Tottenham manager to Laporta for his Barcelona presidential proposal

Arsene Wenger on Jose Mourinho: I feel like I am at kindergarten

Arsene Wenger has hit back brilliantly at Jose Mourinho's claims he was left out of the Frenchman's autobiography because he never beat him.

Arsene Wenger gets perfect revenge on Jose Mourinho

Arsene Wenger's long-anticipated book dropped this week and there was not a single mention of Jose Mourinho, the best snub possible from the former Arsenal manager.
Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Jose Mourinho wants to follow Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta lead

Jose Mourinho wants Spurs to change his job title from 'head coach' to 'manager' the way Arsenal recently changed Mikel Arteta's.
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Spurs planning £20m bid for Arsenal 22-year-old

Tottenham Hotspur are planning to make a £20m bid for Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, which is reportedly Arsenal's starting valuation of the player.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 22: A close up view of Willian of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

What will Willian bring to Arsenal?

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Willian so what will Willian bring to Arsenal and does Mikel Arteta really want him or is this all more Kia Joorabchian games?
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It’s harder to go unbeaten now says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes it's getting harder and harder for teams to go unbeaten these days due to the quality of other teams as if going unbeaten wasn't hard before.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the winner's trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Why Arsenal's FA Cup win was very bad news for Mourinho and Spurs

Arsenal won the FA Cup for the fourteenth time on Saturday and Jose Mourinho's Spurs will be particularly unhappy about the result.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reatcs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 02, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Why Pep Guardiola looks daft after rant about Arsenal and Arsene Wenger

Pep Guardiola has decided to come out swinging after Manchester City were cleared on a technicality of being massive financial cheats, pity he didn't bother to check his facts first when taking aim at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Harry Kane and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur walk into the stands after the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane on July 02, 2020 in Sheffield, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Spurs star will miss North London derby with hamstring injury

Dele Alli will miss the North London derby through injury, failing to recover in time from his hamstring problem earlier in the week.
Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho reacts after seeing a goal from Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane disallowed during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on July 2, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP)

Jose Mourinho confuses Arsenal with Tottenham

Jose Mourinho has struck out at Arsenal claiming they're so happy to see Tottenham's downfall because they don't have anything else to celebrate.

Arsenal join race for 20-year-old Premier League defender

Arsenal hold an interest in Norwich City right-back Max Aarons as they search for an alternative to Hector Bellerin, according to a report.
Jose Mourinho of Tottenham Hotspur looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Jose Mourinho Peter Crouch call in stark contrast to Mikel Arteta

Peter Crouch has revealed that Jose Mourinho tried to entice him out of retirement to help with their striker crisis despite having a very talented youngster in his ranks that he won't turn to; the exact opposite of how Mikel Arteta has acted at Arsenal - and this is the man who wanted to be Arsenal manager!
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on February 16, 2020, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

16-goal Spurs star could miss North London derby with injury requiring surgery

Tottenham Hotspur's Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery on an arm fracture this week, which could affect his participation in the North London derby.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur embraces Harry Winks and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Harry Kane to miss Arsenal game – or so Spurs say

Tottenham Hotspur and Jose Mourinho claim that Harry Kane may not be anywhere near full fitness when the Euros start this summer as they do not expect him to return to the pitch until Spurs' last two games of the season.
Arsenal's chairman Sir Chips Keswick (L) and chief executive officer Ivan Gazidis attend the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Paris-Saint-Germain vs Arsenal FC, on September 13, 2016 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE

Arsenal’s chairman reportedly considered submitting resignation after Southampton result

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal's chairman Sir Chips Keswick, considered handing in his resignation such is his concern at what is going on at the club with the players now no longer behind the head coach.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Manager of Arsenal, Unai Emery makes a point during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives updates on Unai Emery, Jose Mourinho rumours and January transfer plans

David Ornstein has provided an update on Arsenal's managerial situation and possible January transfers, but fair warning, it's not a particularly exciting one.

Kike Marin: Arsenal don’t want Jose Mourinho but Luis Enrique rumours fit

Kike Marin has suggested Arsenal are far more likely to bring in Luis Enrique as a replacement for Unai Emery than Jose Mourinho.

Max Allegri and Mikel Arteta among the candidates to replace Unai Emery

Arsenal have identified their top targets to replace Unai Emery as head coach, if they make the decision to let the Spaniard go.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United and Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal hug each other after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on December 5, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Raul Sanllehi meets with Jose Mourinho…or does he?

Arsenal's Raul Sanllehi hasn't spoken to Jose Mourinho for years, according to reports coming out of the club.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (L) shakes hands with Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 5, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Jose Mourinho would be interested in Arsenal job if it becomes available

Jose Mourinho would be interested in the Arsenal job if the club decide to part ways with Unai Emery, according to reports.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (C) reacts after Arsenal's Spanish defender Nacho Monreal challenged Manchester United's Ecuadorian midfielder Antonio Valencia in the area, during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 19, 2016. / AFP / Paul ELLIS

What Jose Mourinho really said about Kieran Tierney amid claims he had a dig

Jose Mourinho has been incredibly complimentary about Arsenal's newboy, Kieran Tierney, despite the Daily Express trying to make it seem like a dig.