There were several instances, where they were simply happy to pick up a point or failed to kill off teams.
“It’s a fantastic team – I said that in advance”.
“To win in a big game is always a statement”, said the Frenchman, whose side also hit the bar through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain late on. It’s a setback, but we’re still up there and just need to take this one on the chin, take whatever criticism comes our way and come back stronger.
Coquelin reckons the collective efforts shown in sweeping aside Louis van Gaal’s team displayed the needed character to mount a sustained assault on the championship. Van Gaal’s introduction of Marouane Fellaini gave United midfield muscle, but Wenger responded by asking Aaron Ramsey to tuck in as his side kept their shape and relied on Mertesacker and Gabriel to defend their 18-yard line. I didn’t see that.
“We’ve lost in a way you can not lose when you’re top of the league”. Bayern’s attacking midfielder opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Jerome Boateng sent him through with a long ball over the top, and he claimed his second from the penalty spot in the 35th, after Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought down Thiago Alcantara.
“It was awesome for me and I am very disappointed”.
“The only thing I can say is that we shouldn’t play a game like this again“.
“Not even 10 minutes have passed and things were looking very bad“.
“They are flying away and I can not build up a new situation that they have the confidence to play football, to win your next battle against Everton away, for example”. “We did too many things wrong”.
Top 4 clubs of English Premier League Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal spent around 400 million euro which is more than 40% of the total money spent this summer.
“So if he’s fit enough to warm up and sit on the bench presumably he’d be fit enough if anything had happened to Ospina so it was a odd decision, particularly with the importance of the game, they got beat and the pressure is right on them now”.
The visitors created only two real chances, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech saving smartly from Anthony Martial and Bastian Schweinsteiger, and were badly overrun in midfield in the early stages.