Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger has admitted he hopes Jose Mourinho struggles in his first season at Manchester United so that his Arsenal side can take full advantage in the title race.
|Arsene Wenger reunites his rivalry with Jose Mourinho this season (Picture: Getty)|
Mourinho, 53, takes on Bournemouth in his first league game as United boss on Sunday.
The Red Devils are many people’s tips for the title this season having signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly this summer.
Wenger’s entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates and would love to end his time at the club with a league title.
Mourinho’s return to management sees the 53-year-old reunite his rivalry with Wenger but the 66-year-old says he hopes his old foe takes time to settle at Old Trafford to hand the Gunners the advantage.
‘That’s what we have to show, that our stability gives us an edge,’ said Wenger.
‘Jose Mourinho has come in at Man United. Will that all click very quickly or will it take some time? We don’t know.
‘Sometimes it can work marvellously well, sometimes it takes time. I hope it takes time and we can take advantage of the fact that we have stability.’