According to the Times, Arsenal head of football, Raul Sanllehi and Jose Mourinho had dinner together. The club’s chief is reported to be impressed with the 56-year-old’s plans for the team.
It’s also said that the Gunners are seriously considering replacing the manager ahead of the international break in November.
Moreover, a number of senior players have tense relations with the gaffer.
Arsenal hierarchy are increasingly concerned over the latest results as securing a place in the Champions League looks less probable now. A return to the European elite is crucially important for the club from financial and sporting standpoints.
The Gunners are looking for the manager with good knowledge of the Premier League who is capable of delivering results quickly. Strong command of English is also among demands for a candidate as the Spaniard seemingly have been struggling to communicate effectively with his players.
Another requirement is to be able to bring an identity to the team after significant investments in the summer.