Jose Mourinho has added some real spark to the Sky Sports punditry team so far this season and the Portuguese once again shared his honest thoughts as Arsenal took on Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby on Sunday.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss was impressed with Gunners striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who netted a second half equaliser in the 2-2 draw.
But the 56-year-old risks irking Arsenal fans by saying the Gabon international is better suited to Liverpool’s style of play after having to play the majority of the match against Spurs on the left side to accommodate Alexandre Lacazette.
Mourinho, who has been out of management since he was sacked by the Red Devils in December, told Sky Sports Super Sunday: “I think Aubameyang probably likes to play in the middle because he feels that he can score more goals. But maybe he can score as many goals playing on the left.”
“What happens in Liverpool, (Roberto Firminho) drops back, in between the lines. Then he gives more space for (Mohamed) Salah and (Sadio) Mane to attack these diagonals.
“I could see Aubameyang playing on that left-side for Liverpool and scoring a lot of goals.
“Arsenal, Lacazette doesn’t have that quality.”
Aubameyang’s goal was his third in four Premier League games this term, picking up from where he left last season where he shared the Golden Boot with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.