Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Arsenal win v Man United
- Author: Fernando Stephens May 09, 2017,
May 09, 2017, 7:43
Jose Morinho went "a step too far" by changing eight players to his Manchester United side ahead of Sunday's defeat to Arsenal, according to Gary Neville.
Wenger denied that the win over Mourinho's team meant anything special - he was concerned purely with keeping Arsenal's own top-four hopes alive.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 7, 2017. Hope dies last. It's up to us, we need some luck along the way, but if we win the next four games, I'm convinced that we can do it.
"It is the first time I've left Highbury or the Emirates and they are happy".
"I leave Highbury they were crying".
"But they are a big club". Normal is win, lose, draw", "Do you think I enjoy the fact a big club like Arsenal is not winning trophies? Honestly, I'm not enjoying that. He is a big manager. "I was really afraid that [Phil] Jones, [Chris] Smalling and [Juan] Mata could not cope with 90 minutes because they have been injured, but they did".
"We started a bit nervous and under pressure but slowly we became better and, in the second half we controlled well the game", Wenger said.
Instead, following Thursday's 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win over Celta Vigo in Spain, their attention is focused on winning Europe's second-tier tournament, with the associated prize of Champions League qualification.
Arsenal moved two points behind fifth-place United with a game in hand, and is seven points behind third-placed Liverpool having played two games fewer and six behind fourth-placed Manchester City having played one game fewer.
"The manager gave me one task, to stay with him [Sanchez], and I seemed to do that quite well, but again, we didn't win so it doesn't count as much".
Juan Mata still feels Manchester United can finish in the Premier League's top four.
The former Liverpool defender criticised Mourinho's negative approach that has seen them struggle to break into the top four.
"We have still a chance mathematically, and we need some help as well from the teams around us", Wenger said.
A disappointing afternoon for us at the Emirates as goals from Xhaka and Welbeck settle the game.