As we look forward to the Premier Clash between to two biggest clubs in London, a revelation has been made regarding a message sent privately by an Arsenal player to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
According to the report, the message revealed that Arsene Wenger ‘did nothing’ in training sessions before a 2-0 win over Manchester City, according to a new biography about the Manchester United manager.
In the January 2015, goals from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud sealed a victory at the Etihad Stadium, ending City’s run of 12 games unbeaten.
But in a new biography that has been making waves in the media Jose Mourinho: Up Close and personal by Rob Beasley, which is being serialised by The Daily Mail, it’s claimed that an unnamed Arsenal star was in contact with Mourinho, who went on to win the Premier League title with Chelsea that season, and told the Portuguese that Wenger’s players were figuring out their own tactics ahead of their win over City.
‘Later in the 2014–15 season there was more astonishing stuff from Jose after Chelsea won 5–0 at Swansea. When I congratulated Mourinho he was already looking forward to the next day’s clash between Manchester City and Arsenal,’ Beasley wrote.
‘He declared: ‘Yes was good, now let’s see s*** Arsenal.’ We were both convinced City would win but Arsenal won 2–0.
‘I told Jose they’d actually done a ‘Chelsea’ and copied his game plan from a year ago and his emailed response left me gobsmacked.
‘First he joked: ‘Mr Wenger gets new 5 years contract’ but then he claimed ‘(One of the Arsenal players) sent me an SMS to say players did themselves, organised themselves during the week. Wenger did nothing.
‘When I expressed my amazement he replied that his information was ‘100 per cent’.’