The Spaniard's move to Stamford Bridge came as a shock given his emotional ties with the Gunners, who he captained.
"How did I persuade him? I spoke to him for about 20 minute," said Mourinho.
"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."
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