Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry has responded to Jose Mourinho’s swipe at the gunners by saying that Tottenham have never entered his headspace.
The Spurs manager was unhappy with a social media post from Arsenal which mocked their London rivals over their 3-1 defeat against Sheffield United.
Having beaten Sheffield 2-1 in the FA Cup the previous weekend, Arsenal posted the highlights of the win along with a comment: ‘It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Here’s a reminder of how it’s done’.
Jose Mourinho was clearly unhappy with his team being taunted and decided to hit back.
‘If they [Arsenal] were top of the league or fighting for top four in a really good moment they wouldn’t enjoy the problems of others,’ he said.
‘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.’
And ahead of the London derby on Sunday, Thierry Henry said that he never even thought in depth about his rivals while he was still a player, let alone now as a supporter.
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‘It’s going to be a weird one, it’s going to be the first one where it’s going to be in this type of situation,’ Henry told ESPN.
‘It’s going to be funny to hear Mourinho talk about it. ‘I saw the other day he already started to have a go at Arsenal, that was pretty funny at the end of the day.
‘But no, listen, I didn’t think about it too much. Because I don’t think about Tottenham and I never did in fairness so it won’t change.’