Arsenal may have beaten Manchester United thanks to goals by Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck, but they know that they are still not holding their fate into their own hands, something that Arsene Wenger himself mentioned, talking to Sky Sports after their 2-0 over United.
We still have a mathematical chance, but we need some help
the Frenchman said. The Gunners are six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, but with a game in hand, the one against Southampton this Wednesday.
As for how the game versus United went, Wenger seemed to believe that the key was ditching the nervousness in the second half, playing a bit more freely.
It was a patiently built win where in the first half you could see we were a bit nervous, in the second half we took the edge off and scored the goals. It was a good win
Wenger said. Ever since he switched his defensive formation, five games ago, Arsenal have won four in all competitions, plus, they have kept three clean sheets in their last four games.
As for finally beating Jose Mourinho in a Premier League game, the Frenchman tried to downplay the whole matter, saying
it is not manager against manager. Sometimes it happens where you are less successful with some, than others.