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After being linked with Arsenal job, Jose Mourinho gives update on managing Gunners stars

FOOTBALL By Mirror | October 31st 2019 | 2 min read
Unai Emery's success: Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been linked with the Arsenal job as pressure grows on Unai Emery

Jose Mourinho has been linked with the Arsenal job as pressure grows on Unai Emery.

The former Manchester United manager has been out of a job since he was sacked at Old Trafford in 2018, but has plans to return to football management.

Recently, the Portuguese has been working as a pundit on Sky Sports, and has provided analysis on a number of high-profile games already this season.

He's spoken out about Manchester United under his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and evaluated Liverpool's chances of winning a first Premier League title with Jurgen Klopp.

Mourinho has also discussed Arsenal and how he would get the best out of summer signing Nicholas Pepe alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Portuguese explained on Sky Sports in September: "They have two options.

"One is to play - instead of like today [against Spurs], with three midfield players almost in a straight line - like they played in the last 10 or 20 minutes with two [central midfielders] and one No. 10 that can feed the three without bringing [Alexandre] Lacazette in between the lines.

"Another situation, it is very possible to bring Pepe from the right in many occasions to the inside.

"Many teams nowadays defend with a back four - not many, only the ones with a different vision - they defend with four in the back but build with three.

"By building with three, they can put a right-back completely wide almost as a wing-back and bring the winger to the inside.

"If Pepe plays more on the inside, he can feed more diagonals to Lacazette to do what [Matteo] Guendouzi did for the last goal.

"Pepe doing from the right, with his left foot, finding Aubameyang on that diagonal. They have lots of options, these three players are very good.

"They had on the bench, [Mesut] Ozil, [Dani] Ceballos, that type of player to give things. I think from the middle to the attacking areas, I think they have a lot of solutions."

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