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Jose Mourinho responds to Arsenal rumours after Unai Emery sacking

Jose Mourinho has refused to deny that he would have become Arsenal’s manager before he replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

Mourinho was appointed as Pochettino’s successor last week but the 56-year-old reportedly held talks with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi last month about potentially replacing Emery.

Reports also claim that Mourinho was wanted by more than one senior person at Arsenal to become Emery’s replacement.