Arsenal legend backs Manchester United & Tottenham to snatch top four places

Arsenal legend backs Manchester United & Tottenham to snatch top four places

Arsenal legend backs Manchester United & Tottenham to snatch top four places

Solskjaer took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho after United's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in December, and - despite his appointment being viewed initially as an attempt to jolt positivity into an ailing team - the Norwegian has shown himself to be more of a tactical mind than many had previously given him credit for.

"We were playing very competitive for 90 minutes and I think we deserved this victory".

Chelsea are also right in the mix as they sit sixth in the table but would move two points clear of United and go level with Arsenal if they win their game in hand so just three points could separate third from sixth.

The caretaker manager blamed a first domestic defeat in 13 league matches on missed chances and exonerated David De Gea from fault when the goalkeeper was beaten by Granit Xhaka for the opening goal.

The England global, who also scored twice in a league clash in north London last season, further irked Arsenal fans by posting his recent celebration on Instagram with the location set as "Dancefloor".

"We utterly condemn the behaviour of the individual who ran onto the pitch and approached Chris Smalling during today's match", a statement from the club read.

The Arsenal fans - who were in good form throughout - were chanting that they are coming for their arch rivals Spurs and the Gunner's boss was asked if he believed they could catch them and he said: "Yes we are positive". Arsenal have now taken ten points from the available 15 from the big teams.

"[Arsenal] got the goal that they wanted through Granit Xhaka and then I thought they played well enough to get the three points", he told ESPN FC. The Gunners will have some concerns with five of their final eight league games being on the road, but the failure to finish in the Champions League places from this stage, would no doubt disappoint the supporters. Today is of course the lowest we've been and we lost a chance to really put pressure on Tottenham Hotspurs but we're still in the fight.

"We are disappointed with the result but looking at the performance, you can not say it was a game we deserved to lose".

"In terms of what you can control we should not be too disappointed".

"I knew that I made a mistake when I shot last week".

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