Jose Mourinho mocks Alexandre Lacazette recovery for Arsenal
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 03/12/17 9:05am
Jose Mourinho had a friendly dig at Arsenal after Alexandre Lacazette played 90 minutes in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday, having been ruled out earlier in the week.
Arsene Wenger said Lacazette would "certainly" miss the Premier League showdown with a groin injury following their 5-0 drubbing of Huddersfield on Wednesday.
The France international pulled one back for Arsenal on Saturday to make it 2-1, as his side moved seven points adrift of their rivals.
Mourinho confirmed Nemanja Matic, who played the full 90 minutes against Arsenal, would be a doubt for the game and applauded both sets of medical staff for getting the players to back to match fitness, although he did so with an air of sarcasm.
"I don't want to forget my congratulations to both medical departments," said Mourinho.
"To recover Matic from a maybe to a yes and an Arsenal player from a no to a complete 90 minutes.
"Amazing, I congratulate them all."
United will be hoping Manchester City falter in their pursuit of the Premier League title when they play West Ham United on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, as Pep Guardiola's side look to return their lead at the top of the table to eight points.