Unai Emery

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has revealed that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho’s struggles at United have inadvertently helped Unai Emery at Arsenal.

The Red Devils have lost three of their first eight games of the season, placing them eight on the log.

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It has however been a different tale in North London, with Arsenal winning nine-game consecutively after losing their opening two Premier League games against Manchester City and Chelsea.

“Arsenal fans have not had too much to thank Jose Mourinho for over the years. But for once, they have every reason to be giving the thumbs up to the United boss,” he told The Sun.

“And while they are at it, Manchester City chief Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool have done the Gunners a bit of a favour as well.

“OK, it has hardly been through choice, certainly in the case of Portuguese Mourinho.

“But between them, those three allowed Unai Emery to stay in the shadows for the start of his Arsenal reign.

“All the spotlight for the past month has been on Mourinho. Before that, it was very much on how Guardiola and Klopp were going to battle it out for the Premier League title.

“And that meant Emery could largely get on with it at the Emirates without the glare of the spotlight on his every move,” he said.