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October 19 2017, 11:42 | Van Peters
Danny Welbeck scored in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Manchester United
Arsenal had to overcome early nerves against Manchester United but the 2-0 win was reward for their patience and eventual sharpness in front of goal, manager Arsene Wenger said. "Normal is win, lose, draw", Mourinho said.
The win was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's first over Jose Mourinho in a league game.
The Arsenal manager persisted in playing with three at the back against Manchester United and Wenger feels the results have been positive in terms of staying tight in defence.
With this win, Arsenal remain in sixth place but they are now just two points behind Manchester United and also have a game in hand on the Red Devils as well as Manchester City. It's not like I played my first football match in England. "They deserve it because they're an wonderful club and fantastic fans also deserve some joy".
Actions speak louder than words, and today's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal is a result that says a lot. Wayne Rooney also played the full 90 minutes.
The Switzerland worldwide has been sent off nine times in the last three years and has picked up 11 bookings for Arsenal this season, with manager Arsene Wenger questioning his tackling technique on more than one occasion.
Manchester United's young right-back Axel Tuanzebe has confirmed what we all suspected: His only instruction was to mark Alexis Sanchez. "You can not say that we didn't try to win the game and that's what we will try to do in the remaining three matches in the Premier League".
After a largely uneventful first half, Granit Xhaka opened the scoring with a deflected shot from distance, which looped over goalkeeper David de Gea.
And three minutes later, the hosts doubled their lead via a thumping header from Gunners forward Danny Welbeck.
"Our options of entering the Champions League through the Premier League have decreased after this week, but we will keep on trying until the last game, first at Tottenham this coming weekend". The 28-year-old Armenian midfielder is proving his worth on yet another European stage, and he deserves his fair share of credit for pushing the Red Devils ever closer to the ultimate goal, a Europa League trophy and next season's Champions League.
United hasn't scored away to a top-six rival all season. Twice he was denied by last-ditch defensive blocks as Arsenal kept United under pressure.