On this day: Mourinho hints at England return and Eriksen rejects new Ajax contract

Mourinho Dugout

We’ve taken a look back on the stories that made the headlines on this day last year with news about Jose Mourinho, Christian Eriksen and Arsenal.

There’s plenty to talk about this morning after West Brom’s late equaliser against Chelsea, which prevented the Blues from opening up a four point gap at the top of the Premier League.

We’ve cast our minds back to February 12 2013 to see which stories had the fans talking and debating at the start of the week.

‘Mourinho: My next job will be in England’

Speculation surrounded the then Real Madrid manager who had been tipped for a second spell in charge of Chelsea.

The Portuguese coach was under fire from all sides of the Spanish media, cutting an unhappy figure and he hinted that he was looking to return to England in his next role.

“After Real. I love everything [about the Premier League]. Normally it will be my next step,” he was quoted by the BBC.

‘Eriksen won’t stay at Ajax’

Liverpool, both Manchester clubs and Tottenham Hotspur were put on red alert when midfielder Christian Eriksen revealed that he wouldn’t be signing a new deal to stay at Ajax.

The revelation sparked rumours of potential moves from all four Premier League clubs but it was Tottenham who eventually put their money on the table to do a long term deal for the Dane.

‘Santos thanks Arsenal fans’

As Andre Santos left Arsenal to join Gremio on loan, he thanked the Arsenal supporters who had stuck by him during his time with the club.

Santos struggled to make any real impact at the Gunners following his move in 2011, which prompted some fans to question why he was ever signed in the first place.

“I'm doing this video, just to say thanks to everyone at Arsenal, especially Arsène Wenger, for everything he has done for me. I also want to thank everyone at the Club for sorting out the contracts in a very professional matter,” said the Brazilian.

‘Arsenal scout Wanyama’

The Daily Mail revealed that Arsenal had sent a scout to watch then Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama in the Champions League against Juventus.

The midfield enforcer put in a number of impressive performances in the Champions League, which grabbed the attention of the Gunners.

However, they never did a deal with Wanyama moving to Southampton to play under Mauricio Pochettino last summer.

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