The Special One criticises Wilshere and says that Fabregas was not interested in moving to Arsenal this summer.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has suggested that midfielder Cesc Fabregas was never interested in rejoining Arsenal this summer.
The Gunners had first refusal on the Spanish international after Barcelona decided to sell him, but a move to the Emirates Stadium never materialised, apparently because manager Arsene Wenger already had too many players in his position.
It was thought that Fabregas, who spent eight years at Arsenal between 2003 and 2001, had been keen on a return to North London.
However, Mourinho has said that the 27-year-old, who signed for Chelsea for a transfer fee of £30m, was never ‘open’ to moving to Arsenal.
“How did I persuade him? I spoke to him for about 20 minute,” the Daily Mail quote Mourinho as saying.
“I think he really wanted to come. Arsenal had an option where they could interfere, but I don’t’ think he was open to that. He was in our direction so it was easy for me.”
Mourinho, who was speaking at a BT Sport event, also had something to say on the subject of Arsenal star Jack Wilshere smoking.
Wilshere has twice been pictured with a cigarette and Mourinho is worried that the 22-year-old is setting a bad example to young fans.
“What football players do, millions and millions are watching, lots of kids are watching,” said the Blues boss.
“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.
“It is more a social consequence than a physical consequence.
“Would I be angry if it was my player? Being angry is not a solution but I would just explain exactly that, that everything they do or wear is part of the kids’ life.
‘If they smoke, maybe the kids think they do it a lot of times and they will probably do the same.”