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Title hopes over? Arsenal drops decision at Manchester United

February 28, 2016 by  
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Premier League week 27: Manchester United 3-2 Arsenal

Arsenal had to come with a result from Manchester but was never able to do so. Welbeck and Ozil scored for the Gunners but their defense let go three goals. Arsenal is now sitting 5 points clear of Leicester for the first place. There is a chance for the Gunners to win the title but chances are shrinking.

Coach Wenger reacts on the disappointment:

I felt that we had a lot of the ball and a lot of possession. We favoured their game plan because we conceded two quick goals and at 2-0 down it is difficult. You have to take a gamble. I think the biggest regret was we had so much of the ball but we conceded three goals. It is difficult to win away from home after that.

on his regrets on playing an attacking team…

No because I’m convinced Welbeck, Walcott and Alexis can defend well when it is needed. When you analyse the goals, we lost the ball in our own half for the first one but after that they were just crosses today.

on the title…

Nobody knows. We dropped three important points today. We have to have a better level of fight than that and have to bounce back on Wednesday night and not feel sorry for ourselves. That is what it means. After, mathematically what is means, we will know at the end of the season .

on why Arsenal couldn’t score…

I thin they defended well. Every time we could get into the flow they stopped us with little free-kicks in the middle of the park and then we had to play again. On the set pieces, I think we should have done more with the free-kicks we had around the box and from the middle of the park we weren’t dangerous enough.

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