The reaction of Arsenal fans was easily the most amusing part of the Cesc Fabregas transfer. The midfielder had been their golden boy for years before ditching the Gunners in search of trophies at Barcelona, and the news that he was going to Chelsea despite Arsenal having first option on him was greeted in downright hilarious fashion.
Arsene Wenger claimed that Arsenal simply weren't interested in bringing the 27-year-old to the Emirates, but Jose Mourinho has a different explanation: Fabregas simply wasn't interested in a return:
I spoke with him for 20 minutes. I think he really wanted to come to us. As you know Arsenal had an option where they could interfere but I think he was not open to that. He was very much in our direction. It was an easy job for me.
And those quotes have succeeded in their role, which was to annoy Arsenal fans all over again. Well done, Jose. But wait, there's more -- Mourinho's also trained his guns on Jack Wilshere.
What football players do, millions and millions are watching, lots of kids are watching. I’m not a specialist, obviously, but I don’t think if a football player smokes one cigar or cigarette with friends in the summer when he is not training – I don’t think it affects his performance. What gets affected is that a kid at home says if a top football player can smoke then I can smoke and it is not a problem.
In other words, Wilshere is a terrible role model for children (which, if you've seen his Twitter timeline, is obviously true) and Arsenal's former favourite son didn't want to go back to the club. Troll job: complete.