Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he likes every single Arsenal player and would sign them all on free transfers if they were available.
Nacho Monreal? Mikel Arteta? Petr Cech? We would like to think that somebody threw a few names his way to test a preposterous theory designed to draw some attention away from Diego Costa’s shenanigans.
“I like every player from Arsenal,” Mourinho said.
“I tell you, if one of their players is a free agent and they don’t want him there, I get every one. I like all of their players.
“I think Arsenal have the squad to be champions. And every season I feel that.”
Arsenal are in fifth place in the Premier League – five points behind leaders Manchester City – while Chelsea are in 15th despite Saturday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal.