Jose Mourinho hits back at Arsenal over Facebook jibe by claiming Gunners ‘don’t have much to celebrate’

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Jose Mourinho hit back at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has hit back at Arsenal after the Gunners took a swipe at their north London rivals following a 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United.

Spurs’ Champions League hopes were effectively ended with a defeat at Bramall Lane on Wednesday.

It was the Blades’ first win since Project Restart, ending a poor run of form for Chris Wilder’s men where they tasted defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup as the Gunners ran out 2-1 winners.

Despite having problems of their own this term, Arsenal’s social media team found time to aim a jibe at Spurs for their failure to win at Bramall Lane.

It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane 👀Here’s a reminder of how it’s done 😉👇

Geplaatst door Arsenal op Vrijdag 3 juli 2020

Arsenal posted: ‘It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Here’s a reminder of how it’s done’.

The post was accompanied with a series of ‘eyes’ and ‘wink’ emojis, further indicating it was a not-so-subtle dig at their north London rivals.

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.

Spurs host Arsenal at their new stadium for the first time on Sunday and Mourinho has stoke the fires for that game by saying Arsenal’s attempted jibe is down to the fact that the Gunners ‘don’t have much to celebrate’.

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Arteta will sample his first north London derby on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

‘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].’

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