Jose Mourinho Says he has No Problems with Arsene Wenger

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Sunday brings Manchester United versus Arsenal at the Emirates, and another chance for Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger to renew their individual rivalry. It’s been a heated one, with Mourinho incessantly throwing shade at Wenger, and the two men even getting into a physical altercation during one contest at Stamford Bridge.
However, Wenger said Thursday afternoon that he is open to the idea of making peace. Later, Thursday night, when word got to Mourinho, he was asked about Wenger’s comments during his pre-Arsenal press conference (video available at this link). His response to the query is below:

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Arsene Wenger Open to the Idea of Making Peace with Jose Mourinho

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains winless against Jose Mourinho in 14 tries. This despite United having to play without several key players and a makeshift back line of second team defenders when the two teams met earlier this season. Mourinho called his side the “unluckiest in the Premier League” after the 1-1 draw with the Gunners that the Portugese said “felt like a loss.”

That was the Old Trafford meeting in November. Sunday brings the Emirates edition, and another chance for Mourinho and Wenger to renew their individual rivalry.

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Virgil van Dijk Derby: Chelsea Reportedly Ahead of Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal

Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are monitoring Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk ahead of a potential summer transfer window move. It’s looking like the Saints central defender is going to be among the most sought after names in English football this summer. 

Of those four giant, big money clubs, Chelsea are leading the way, according to reports published today.

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Cesc Fabregas Now Attracting Interest from Manchester United, Liverpool

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Cesc Fabregas didn’t want to move on this summer transfer window.

Instead he wanted to stay at Chelsea FC to work hard, improve and hopefully find his place in the system of then new head coach Antonio Conte. While he hasn’t made the regular first team under Conte, he has been hailed by his manager as “a football genius” and “top player,” at various instances so that’s something.

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Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City Updated Odds for Top Four Finish

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It’s a four team race to decide the last two spots of the top four, and thus UEFA Champions League qualification, in the English Premier League. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have locked down first and second, meaning only third and fourth remain available for the taking.

With such a fiercely contested battle, between four giant clubs, for just two spots, it’s a race with worldwide interest.

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Arsene Wenger Walks Out of Postgame Interview at Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger cut his interview short following his side’s 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane to Tottenham Hotspur.

Wenger was at least noble enough to admit that Tottenham overall deserved the victory, but clearly he was very upset about having to realize the simple fact that Spurs will finish ahead of the Gunners for the first time since 1995.

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Tom Cleverley Says Man United and Man City will Finish Top Four; Not Liverpool

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Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley gave his two cents on how he feels the race for the top four of the Premier League will turn out. The former Manchester United man says both his former club, and the second team in town, Manchester City, will both make the cut.

Given that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are both locks to get in, it leaves Arsenal, and more relevant to his situation, Liverpool, are on the outside looking in. The Gunners are in such a deep hole now that almost no one will be projecting them making a top four finish.

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Alexis Sanchez Scores FA Cup Semi-Final Winner, Gives Shirt to Fan (Video)

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Arsenal FC and Alexis Sanchez are two terms proverbially breaking social media right now due to the Gunners triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. Alexis Sanchez scored the game winning goal, and once the match was over, handed his shirt to a very lucky young fan.

Have a watch below:

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Chelsea FC Considered FA Cup Favorites Entering Semi-Finals

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Although Chelsea FC are coming off their worst effort of the season last weekend, they remain the favorites to claim the FA Cup. The Blues got out-manned and out-planned but their former Manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester United on Easter Sunday, in match that was an aberration from the fine form the Blues have displayed this season.

It’s been reported that a virus could have have afflicted a few Chelsea FC players, and thus held the back from giving their best against the Red Devils.

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Huge Alexis Sanchez Contract Would Put the Club “in trouble” Claims Arsene Wenger

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When the CIES Football Observatory released their study of individual player values on the global transfer market in January, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was rated the tenth most valuable player in the entire world and fifth in all of England.

His transfer value was projected at 82 million Euro, or 60.63 million British pounds.He was the only Gunners player to make CIES’ top 15 on the 100 man list.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Named to PFA Player of the Year Short List

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a promising future in entertainment once his playing days are over. Of course, it’s going to be awhile before he needs to find a post-football job, but he’s already established himself as a captivating showman.

He has the substance to back up his style too, as today saw Ibra named to the PFA Player of the Year Award short list.

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Arsenal FC Supporters Verbally Harass Players on Team Bus (Video)

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It’s becoming increasingly obvious that all the uncertainty surrounding the future of Arsene Wenger is weighing on the club. Unsure of whether he will stay or go, or who his successor might be, the futures of star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil hang in the balance as well.

All the wavering and waffling questions are having adverse effects of Arsenal FC, as their prolonged slump continues. Today, Crystal Palace thrashed Arsenal FC 3-0, dealing a major blow to the continuation of Wenger’s top four finish streak.

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