Premier League football is notorious for being massively unpredictable. While the season’s ups and downs frame a largely exciting brand of football, usually a stabilization of sorts occurs in the last two weeks or so, resulting in a fairly recurrent pattern in the top six teams.
After 10 games in the campaign, erstwhile top-four contenders Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs sit far outside the creamy layer while the likes of Crystal Palace and Leicester City are within the top six.
In a fairly predictable spot sits Arsenal at no.5.
However, this is not a position that fans of the London side are happy about. Unai Emery has come under heavy fire for the manner in which Arsenal’s season has commenced with a decent amount of supporters calling for him to be sacked.
If that does occur, they won’t be too excited about the managerial name that is being linked to them.
According to ESPN, Jose Mourinho is open to the possibility of joining the Emirates in the event that Emery is sacked prematurely. The former Manchester United and Chelsea gaffer has been rejecting jobs since being sacked from the Old Trafford outfit last season and is reportedly waiting for the perfect challenging opportunity to arise.
Now, Arsenal could clearly be that destination for the Portuguese tactician. The report adds that Mourinho, who was also the boss of Real Madrid, is likely to join the Gunners if the board can him assurance of suitable conditions to challenge for silverware, which likely means a sizable transfer budget for an overhaul.
Considering Arsenal’s notorious transfer record in the past that seems unlikely to occur.
Further, the Special One isn’t exactly a beloved name in the London outfit as his prior Premier League stints have been with two of their fiercest rivals and clear spats with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have also built him a not-too-friendly reputation at the side.