Jose Mourinho is known for his mind games, and the Chelsea boss looks to be at it again with his latest Arsenal related opinions, as reported by Goal.
He was responding to comments made by Thierry Henry – who was somewhat critical of the current squad following our goalless draw with Chelsea this past weekend, and claimed that the team were still lacking a spine.
The Arsenal legend insisted that we were four top quality players away from success, and wouldn’t challenge the current league leaders until we addressed our problem areas.
Mourinho has gone one step further however, not only labeling us “phenomenal”, but also claiming we could recreate the Invincibles with four top-class additions.
“At this moment, it’s very difficult in the Premier League for a team to be dominant,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Goal.
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“This is not Germany with Bayern (Munich). This is not Switzerland with Basel. This is not Scotland with Celtic.
“Arsenal have a phenomenal squad. Thierry Henry said they need four top-class players. Give Arsenal four top-class players and I think they will again be the Invincibles.”
It’s impossible to know what Mourinho has up his sleeve, or what he is hoping to achieve by making these claims. The Portuguese manager always has an ulterior motive however, and you can practically guarantee he isn’t praising us just to be nice.
He isn’t wrong though, and our current crop of players have looked superb this season. A slow start has cost us the chance to really challenge for the title, but if we can maintain this level of performance then we will surely be up there come the end of next season.
We could certainly still improve with a few big signings, but we are now at a point where only truly top class players would really improve our side.