Jose Mourinho has fired back at Arsenal after they took a swipe at the north London side after a 3-1 loss against Sheffield United.
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes were effectively ended with a disappointing loss at the Bramall Lane on Wednesday.
It was Sheffield’s first victory since the League resumption, ending a poor run of form for Chris Wilder’s team where they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal.
Despite having issues of their own this season, still Arsenal’s social media team found time to aim a dig at Tottenham for their failure to win against Sheffield.
Arsenal had posted: ‘It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Here’s a reminder of how it’s done’.
This post was accompanied with a host of ‘eyes’ and ‘wink’ emojis, further showing it was a not-so-subtle dig at Jose Mourinho’s side.
Mourinho has long played the pantomine villain to Arsenal fans and his move to Spurs has done little to quell their hatred of the Portuguese.
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Tottenham host Arsenal at their new stadium for the first time on Sunday and Mourinho said Arsenal’s attempted jibe is because they ‘don’t have much to celebrate’.
‘I think if they were top of the League or fighting for top four in a really good moment they wouldn’t enjoy the problems of others,’ said Mourinho.
‘You only enjoy the problems of others when you are also in trouble. In the end it says more about them, they don’t have much to celebrate [so] they have to get every opportunity to do it. They are in a very similar situation to us in the table.
‘I don’t like to connect the club with some post or tweet. Maybe I am wrong, maybe I am right, but the person that did it probably did by themselves
‘I don’t believe that was [Arsenal boss Mikel] Arteta that posted, I don’t believe it was [Granit] Xhaka or another captain that did it. It was probably some guy that was at home for three months working from home. No problem at home, but we will be waiting for them [on Sunday].’