Spurs slump offers chasing Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea Champions League hope

Heather Diaz
March 12, 2019

The United midfielder made only the slightest contact with Lacazette as he lent into the France striker, who immediately tumbled to the turf.

But their 2-0 loss allowed Arsenal to jump above them in the league, courtesy of goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

In terms of the result, Solskjaer refused to blame De Gea for not keeping out Xhaka's curling effort, instead questioning why his defence afforded the Switzerland worldwide so much room.

"David (de Gea) is disappointed every time he concedes a goal".

"It goes to David's left and changes direction completely".

As for Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, Emery's ups and downs at the Emirates have been drowned out by the noise around the two managers employed at Old Trafford this season.

"It serves as a lesson to us, we have had a lovely victory on last Wednesday [in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain], but now we suffered two goals and got the defeat".

United have had to contend with a host of injury problems during a packed recent fixture schedule, but Solskjaer would not accept that Sunday's result was down to a build-up of fatigue.

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"Spurs lose, we lose, Chelsea draw, it's going to be down to the wire, the last few games definitely", added Solskjaer.

He is looking for the Red Devils to offer a positive response to their performance against the Gunners when they take in an FA Cup quarter-final clash with Wolves on Saturday. We created five big chances, hit the woodwork twice.

"It has been fantastic so far but today is the lowest we have been because we lost and we missed the chance to put pressure on Spurs", said Solskjaer, who was brought down to earth after United's astonishing midweek Champions League triumph at Paris St Germain.

Making it even sweeter, Arsenal climbed above United into fourth place in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League.

They have slipped out of the Premier League's top four as a result.

"I think these three points show us the way".

"Being competitive like today for 90 minutes can give us a stronger mentality".

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