Never being one to hold his tongue Jose Mourinho has given his opinion on the Premiership prospects for the season. He also managed to fit in a few digs at his former Premiership adversaries, with Arsene Wenger being one of the focal points of his critique.
After five seasons without a trophy for Arsenal, Mourinho gleefully pointed out how ‘Year after year it looks like success. But no, it looks like it, but no.’ He went on to predict that Arsenal will have another unfruitful season in which they won’t be able to challenge for the Premiership title with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Following his recent contract extension Arsenal fans can look forward to four more years of Arsene. Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood stated ‘Arsène is a very talented man and we believe the young, exciting team he has nurtured over the past five years will reward his and the fans’ patience with silverware.’
The announcement has received mixed feelings, with some beginning to lose faith in the Frenchman. Despite coming close to glory last season and playing some attractive and exciting football, for some the bottom line is the fact they haven’t won anything for five years. Questions have arisen over whether he is still the best man to take Arsenal back to the top.
Arsenals young team is now beginning to mature and Arsene has said that it will be an ‘absolute disgrace’ if they don’t win the Premiership this season. Arsenal are used to routinely having their chances written off and have become adept at silencing their critics, though not to the extent of actually winning anything.
Will this season start a new chapter of success or frustration for Arsenal?
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