Arsenal news: Fans are fuming the Gunners missed out on Jose Mourinho after he joined Tottenham (Image: GETTY)
Arsenal fans are fuming the Gunners missed out on Jose Mourinho after the Special One joined Tottenham.
Spurs appointed Mourinho on Thursday morning after sacking Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday.
The Portuguese boss has been out of management since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018.
Mourinho was tipped to head to Arsenal before being named as Tottenham’s new boss, with Unai Emery under immense pressure this season.
And Arsenal fans have taken to social media to vent their frustration at missing out on Mourinho.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Wow.. So Mourinho is now Tottenham's manager.
“What a swoop! Arsenal wouldn't do something about Emery now oh.. Till Poch and all other good managers are no longer available.”
Another said: “I wanted Jose Mourinho to come to Arsenal instead.”Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham on Wednesday (Image: GETTY)
“Arsenal missing out on another top manager because we’re still too loyal to Wenger… should’ve gone for Mourinho,” agreed a fellow Gunners fan.
Another said: “I would’ve loved Mourinho at Arsenal.”
“Not gonna lie, really wanted Mourinho at @Arsenal,” fumed another Gunners fan.
Speaking on his appointment, Mourinho said: “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters.
“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”
Tottenham chairman Levy added: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.
“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician.
“He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”
Mourinho’s first game in charge of Tottenham will be at West Ham on Saturday afternoon (12:30pm kick off).
Arsenal, meanwhile, host Southampton on Saturday at the Emirates (3pm kick off).