Mourinho Takes A Dig At New Arsenal Signing Alex Lacazette

Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette.

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The football season is yet to start, but Jose Mourinho is already working his mind games with his familiar foe Arsene Wenger. 

It’s safe to say that Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are not the best of friends – in fact, the two widely renowned coaches are pretty much opposite of that. From openly criticizing each other in press conferences to almost engaging in a fist fight on the touch lines, the two have had a history of animosity towards each other.

And now, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has made the latest move in his famous tiff with Wenger, by giving some strong opinions on Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette.

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Lacazette, who arrived at Arsenal for a record £48 million from Lyon this summer, was also scouted by Mourinho for a while. However, the Portuguese coach was left unimpressed with the top scorer of the French league – something he revealed to the Manchester United staff and authority as well.

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his goal for Olympique Lyon.

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As per the Express, a source close to the Red Devils has revealed the opinion Mourinho had of the latest Arsenal signing.

The source said was quoted as saying: “Lacazette was followed because he was top scorer in French football – but a lot of his goals were penalties. In the end he wasn’t considered because he has no stamina, no physical impact and isn’t a big-game player.”

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It’s clear that Mourinho is trying to rile up Wenger again by playing his mind games, and it would be interesting to see the reaction of the Frenchman on the comments.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United are currently away on their pre-season tours – the Gunners are in Australia, while the Red Devils are on their US tour.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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