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Mourinho: Arsenal and Manchester United will challenge us next season



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Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that it will be difficult for his team to win consecutive Premier League titles. The Blues would need only one win from their remaining four matches, should they beat Leicester City on Wednesday night, to be mathematically certain of winning the Premier League. 

Arsenal are currently third in the table and share same points with Manchester City with a game in hand. The Gunners are most likely to finish as runners up but in reality they never threatened Chelsea for the title. 

Mourinho believes Arsenal are within sights of assembling a squad that can not only challenge for the title but could emulate their ‘Invincible’ team of 2003-04. However, in order to do so, they must sign at least three to four top players. 

“It’s even more difficult to dominate than before,” the Chelsea manager said as quoted by The Telegraph

“How can you speak about domination when everyone knows what will happen next summer? Give to Arsenal four top-class players and I think they will again be the Invincibles. Man United have a phenomenal squad.

“They will invest hugely again in the summer. City have done phenomenally, winning two titles in three years, and people say they will invest hugely. Liverpool fighting for the title for many years. Next year it will be even more difficult for everyone.

Mourinho’s comments can also be interpreted as a dig at Arsene Wenger’s failure to take his team closer to Chelsea this season.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry also claimed recently that the Gunners are short of four top class players in the squad. The Frenchman says Arsenal need a good centre-back, a reliable holding midfielder, a world class goal keeper and a proven goal scorer.