With the sack of Unai Emery as Arsenal coach looming large at the Emirates, there hs reportedy been a meeting between the club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi and tactical wizard, Jose Mourinho.
The Gunners have been in an inconsistent form under Emery and there are growing concerns that the coach is not having a good relationships with senior players in the team. Fans of the club all over the world are also calling for a managerial change at the club. Reports say the Spaniard may lose his job by the end of November is he fails to return the club to winning ways before the next international break,
According to The Times , Mourinho who reportedly had dinner with Sanllehi, was said to have made a good impression on the Arsenal executive, about his plans for the club.
Mourinho has been without a club since he was sacked by Machester United last December. He is believed to be deeply interested in a return to the Premier League and the likely vacancy this year is at Arsenal as pressure mounts on Emery following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.
Four factors that may work in Mourinho’s favour in his quest for the Arsenal job is the admiration he has shown for the club’s record signing Nicolas Pepe which the Gunners hierarchy is happy about and then the fact that he got the best out of Mesut Ozil at Real Madrid. Another factor is that he has retained a home in north London.
The fourth factor in the Portuguese’ favour is his impeccable record with the Premier League and Champions League, two areas Arsenal desperately want to reestablish dominance in.