Jose Mourinho has jibed at the recent injury miracle which saw Alexandre Lacazette feature for Arsenal against Manchester United last weekend.
The French striker was ruled out of the match with a hamstring injury, with Wenger claiming the forward could be out for ‘some time’, before somehow managing to be fit to start the big match at the Emirates last weekend, and even managed to play the entire 90 minutes.
Wenger mentioned on a number of occasions that the striker would definitely and ‘certainly’ not play, and now Jose Mourinho is unbelieving Pep Guardiola’s comments about David Silva.
The Spanish midfielder is said to have ‘felt uncomfortable’ following the weekend’s win over West Ham, and is labelled a doubt for the big game, but Jose is taking the ‘news’ with a pinch of salt, and took a jibe at both managers when naming his injury absences.
“The truth is Eric Bailly no chance for the weekend,” he said.
“Phil Jones, a chance. Fellaini, a chance. Zlatan, a big chance. Matic is injured but will play for sure. I’m telling the truth. He is injured but he will play for sure. Carrick no chance.
“It’s the truth. No stories of Lacazette, David Silva. All the truth.”
Do we think that Arsene Wenger always knew that Alexandre would be fit to feature? Can you remember any other times when the French boss has played such games or told similar lies in the build up to the match? Will this only build to the mind games that Jose employs in future encounters?