Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: David De Gea not at fault

Heather Diaz
March 13, 2019

Arsenal picked up a crucial 2-0 win over United on Sunday. "I think we can enjoy the support, today I think they helped us but we need to do it with respect".

Pochettino's men do have the slight relief of a three-week break now to regroup, but their next league game is a daunting one away to Liverpool and they also travel to title-chasing Manchester City next month.

"Our goalkeeper is very important and sometimes the goalkeeper can save us, and today I'm very proud of his work".

The caretaker manager also blamed his first defeat in 13 league matches on missed chances. Emery said: "Xhaka is a specialist at shooting. It's a concern with the one earlier (Jack Grealish) and the one with Chrissy, something has definitely got to be done".

There was an unsavoury incident when a fan pushed Chris Smailling and Emery was asked for his thoughts on the incident. "They gave all they could against the best team at this moment". There is no change as it is continuing and it will be hard. We didn't put enough pressure on (him), it swerves and moves.

"We are going to play Newcastle here after three weeks and our focus now is on Thursday".

United won 3-1 at Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup in January, with Lingard's moonwalking after his goal apparently still fresh in the minds of the Arsenal players.

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And their first loss in the Premier League came on Sunday away at Arsenal, almost three months after he took over.

"We are disappointed with the result but looking at the performance, you can not say it was a game we deserved to lose". We created big chances and hit the woodwork twice.

While Romelu Lukaku's form has seen him start more often, Rashford has still been involved whether as a second striker or on the flanks. "You don't want to see it again, so we were motivated".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied Gary Neville's claims that David de Gea's high profile blunder against Arsenal was due to his protracted contract talks.

"I don't class it as a mistake by De Gea", he said. I'm stood right behind the ball.

"It goes to David's left and changes direction completely. That's just one of those things".

The victory saw Arsenal go above United and occupy fourth place in the table.

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