It would be extremely ironic is Arsene Wenger’s greatest rival, Jose Mourinho, helped Arsenal to win a place in the Top Four this season, but after what the Portugese manager said yesterday, it could be a real possibility.
The Special One was talking ahead of his Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo tonight, and he said: “I know that it is the only competition that Manchester United as a club have never won,”
“And it would be great to close the circle and say, ‘We are a club that won every single competition in the football world’.
“Thinking about us as a team, I think it would be a good achievement with so many problems we have and would allow us to be back to Champions League next season.
“So we have to try, that’s what we are going to do, and honestly the Europa League for us now becomes more important.
“Of course it depends on the result, it depends on the way we analyse the situation tomorrow after the match, but if we have to rest players next weekend, we are going to do that.”
This bit of news may cheer up Wenger, especially as he has never beaten Mourinho in a League match before. If Man City and Liverpool drop points and we beat United then we are right back in the race for the Top Four.
Will Arsene shake Jose’s hand after the game if we win?