Piers Morgan delivers Arsenal verdict on Wenger, compares with Mourinho
By Dominic Toner
Piers Morgan had a big swipe at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Twitter and believes he is nothing like Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho.
United recorded a narrow 3-2 victory on Sunday against Southampton in the EFL Cup final, with Mourinho winning his first piece of silverware with the club following his summer arrival.
The Portuguese manager is well known for his success and his current side are still competing in both the Europa League and FA Cup this season, while also fighting for a top four spot in the Premier League.
Mourinho has enjoyed regular triumph with the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto in the past, and appears to be continuing that at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Wenger’s place at Arsenal is under scrutiny and a number of supporters want him to leave.
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The Gunners last won a major trophy in the 2015 FA Cup against Aston Villa and last lifted the Premier League title in the 2003/04 season.
Outspoken celebrity Morgan, who is an Arsenal fan, believes that Wenger has lost the winning edge as a manager and is miles away from the levels of Mourinho.
“Mourinho’s such a winner. All he cares about. Everything Wenger used to be,” Morgan wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Mourinho's such a winner.
All he cares about.
Everything Wenger used to be. @SkySports
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 26, 2017
Wenger is set to decide on his Arsenal future at the end of the season, but has reiterated his desire to continuing managing.
The Frenchman took charge of the north London club in 1996 and has won three league titles and six FA Cups in that time.
However, a number of ‘Wenger out’ fans believe he can take the club no further and they need a new man to help them became an elite side in Europe.
Wenger has managed to bring a consistency of finishing inside the top four, something they are fighting to do this season.
He has been unable to lift a European trophy with the Gunners, though, and they lost the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich 5-1.
In other Arsenal news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Serge Gnabry’s brace for Werder Bremen.