Liverpool close on City, Arsenal held by Man United

Elena Summers
December 6, 2018

Aaron Ramsey also had to be replaced but Emery described his problem as a small injury.

Shots were few and far between for the remainder of the first half and after Rob Holding was forced off injured, five players picked up yellow cards for separate fouls in the space of 310 seconds.

Rojo forced Leno into a fine save but it was Arsenal who led again in the 68th minute when Alexandre Lacazette got the final touch but the advantage lasted less than a minute as Arsenal's defence allowed Jesse Lingard to steal in and slide a shot under Leno.

The Gunners are without midfielder Granit Xhaka who is suspended having received his fifth yellow card of the season in the 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend. It was a frantic, and at times feisty, encounter, which saw Unai Emery's Arsenal rack up a 20th unbeaten game in all competitions.

"Behind was a kid [Dalot] with a first start, Eric [Bailly] half-injured and without playing for a long time, Smalling injured - I have to say injured - Marcos Rojo's first minutes of the season, [Matteo] Darmian with a third start; it was lots of people in very hard circumstances". Watching on ahead of the game tonight two of the regular pundits, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes, were unsure of whether Mourinho deserved to get the sack if United get beaten by Arsenal tonight.

Spurs took advantage of Chelsea and Arsenal dropping points to move back up to third with a comfortable 3-1 win over Southampton, whose new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl watched on from the stands at Wembley. We were playing against a very competitive team and I think our spirit is good.

"We grew into the game, especially in the first half when we were creating chances and starting to play better football". "I am happy with the soul and heart, but we are not consistent and uniform".

"But it's nearly a different Arsenal side now, they're playing better football, they're a more aggressive team and looking at them now they're one of the strongest teams in the league".

The report does add that Mourinho is not thinking of leaving the Red Devils despite a poor start to the season, and it will be interesting to see how things progress in the coming months. "I don't know if Saturday [against Huddersfield] is a possibility, but we're thinking the Europa League game against Qarabag could be a good match for him".

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