Jose Mourinho is coming to haunt Arsenal in the transfer window

Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

You can run but you can’t hide from the dreaded Jose Mourinho. Arsenal fans know this all too well…

Ah, the man whose name I will be hated for saying; Jose Mourinho. Arsenal fans despise the man and the man despises us too. For good reason. Having managed three Premier League clubs, Chelsea, Manchester United and now Tottenham Hotspur, he has tormented the Gunners at each and every one.

Now, a new report suggests he will take this tormenting off the pitch and into the transfer market. According to the Daily Mail, Willian, who is a free agent this summer and heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, favours a move to Tottenham in order to play under Mourinho once more.

Now, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Willian and Mourinho enjoyed a healthy working relationship when they were together at Chelsea. The Portuguese manager has been very open in his admiration for the Brazil international and he even tried to sign him when managing Manchester United.

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So, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Willian playing at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium after this summer. If Mourinho can convince Daniel Levy to justify the wages, then the transfer only seems inevitable. But would it a huge loss to the Gunners?

The short answer is, no, of course not. There is not a single club in Europe that can experience rejection better than Arsenal. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

But jokes aside, Willian wouldn’t be a huge loss to us anyway. I’ve said it in the past and I’ll say it again; Willian doesn’t suit Mikel Arteta‘s system. The Brazil international is a very direct attacker who likes to play on the front foot with quick attacking movements.

Under Arteta, Arsenal just isn’t that type of club. They prefer controlled attacks with involvement from overlapping full-backs and movement is required to make space for the pass. This all takes time to craft, which makes me think Willian would struggle to fit in.

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Where do you think Willian will be playing next summer?