Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has been forced to play individuals who "do not know how to play in defence" at the back at times this season, appearing to hit out once again at Manchester United's transfer business last summer.
The Gunners don't have the best of records at Old Trafford, you have to go back to 2006 to find their last league win at the venue and the Red Devils are unbeaten in the last 11 Premier League meetings between the sides. "And this year with more problems that we have had, it proves what I said at the beginning of the season, that it would be a very hard season".
"He's got undoubted ability, but I wasn't quite sure the way he plays would fit in to the Mourinho way".
"For example, last season it was Arsenal and Chelsea, and this season two of these six are going to stay outside". United host Arsenal on Wednesday in a game with huge stakes, so it's a wonder whether Mourinho will start Pogba or not.
"If a player doesn't do that, one thing is to perform well and not so well, another thing is to be a football professional".
However, Mourinho insisted the performance levels of the players should not be driven by their relationship with him, but out of respect for the shirt.
Mourinho's supposed comments came after the Portuguese said the way United players are now performing is all down to their character, not his tactics.
"If you say that a player plays well or bad because of who the manager is, you are calling the player dishonest". You don't respect players and supporters.
He said in a press conference: "I don't think we need a miracle at all. I don't believe in that".