March 18, 2018

Wenger denies it was 'all rubbish' in latest Man City defeat

03 March 2018, 05:41 | Christie Tate

Arsenal sank without trace at the Emirates on Thursday night Credit Reuters

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck look dejected after conceding their second goal scored by Manchester City's David Silva

City inflicted more pain on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger with a second crushing 3-0 victory over his side in the space of four days.

Despite the sparse crowd at a freezing Emirates Stadium on Thursday night, the negative reaction from the supporters that remained until the final whistle was still clear, and having failed to inspire a positive reaction from his players following Sunday's Carabao Cup final defeat, Wenger's two decade tenure will soon come to an end.

Pep Guardiola celebrated his 100th game in charge in style as Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane all scored wonderful first-half goals for City, who now require only five more wins to secure the Premier League title.

The Gunners signed Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.

They badly need a victory to restore belief and defeat at the Amex Stadium against a side promoted last season and now engaged in a fight to avoid an immediate return to the Championship would increase the level of dissent to new levels. We could not score that goal that could have pushed us on.

'After that, second half we came out, we dominated well first 20 minutes. Still, it's an incredible result for us. "We must be ready to fight and try to get a place for next season in the Champions League".

"But you have to keep the players focused to feel that they can always do better".

Wright: Wenger should leave Arsenal at the end of the season
The Gunners have an ace up their sleeve in the face of new chief scout Sven Mislintat also of Borussia Dortmund. There have been protests from a number of Arsenal fan groups in recent seasons calling for Wenger to leave.

"We have to win five games". The answer is not too much.

It has been a campaign which has seen the Italian at war with the Chelsea hierarchy from the word go, with Conte constantly agitating that he has not been given the players he wanted to build on that title win.

"[I have] experience and desire to change things and to continue to help the team". We forget that we are exhausted. "We're going through a hard period, they're going through a period where all goes well for them". "At the end of the day, we lost against a top quality team".

They would have been able to guarantee their title win if the won all four games and then beat rivals Man United on April. 7, but Brighton's involvement in the FA Cup quarterfinal on March 17 has seen City's game against the Seagulls postponed to a later date in the season.

City are expected to wrap up the Premier League title in the next few weeks, with second-placed Manchester United now trailing the leaders by 16 points in the table.

The north London club are sitting sixth in the table with 45 points after 28 games, trailing fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur by 10 points.

Other News

Trending Now

Insane scenes as Germany upsets Canada in ice hockey
And while it appeared the US team would once again flop after losing four of its first six games in round-robin play here. The United States had not won an Olympic gold medal in women's hockey since 1998 , while Canada had won four straight.

Jaguar I-Pace revealed in full - still want a Tesla?
The I-Pace's interior looks very 21st-century, which is a side effect of replacing most of the instrument panel with screens. That's nearly exactly the same overall length of the Jaguar XE sedan but with a wheelbase that's half a foot longer.

All of Vikings' QB eggs appear to be in Kirk Cousins basket
Alex Smith was traded from Kansas City to Washington, essentially assuring Kirk Cousins becomes a free agent. McKissic, Kerwynn Williams, Benny Cunningham, and Corey Grant are all interesting potential recruits.

Norway breaks United States' Winter Olympics medal record
As Olympics hosting responsibilities shift to China , the human rights situation and challenges they pose deserve a closer look. An Olympic historian told USA Today this is collectively the worst performance by US women figure skaters in this event ever.

Putin's nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of power
Other countries only listen to Russian Federation when it comes out with new weapons, Putin said: "You will listen to us now". At the State Department, spokesman Heather Nauert noted the timing of Putin's speech - weeks ahead of the election.

Fed chief: United States outlook stronger since Dec
The Fed raised rates three times past year but the level of its benchmark rate remains at a still low 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. US stocks suffered their biggest daily drops since a selloff three weeks ago, with the falling almost 1.2%, or about 300 points.

Huawei MediaPad M5 and MediaPad M5 Pro with M-Pen Stylus Launched
All three have 2K resolution LCD screens , Harman Kardon speakers and at least 10 hours of battery for video playback. Android tablets are a dying breed, but that doesn't stop OEMs from putting one on the market from time to time.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 arrives tomorrow: 5 things to know
New leaked images have appeared of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus and we are now 99% sure how the phone will look. Nokia experimented with its design and the work they did before launching their Android Version devices is more than visible.

A Winter Olympics worth celebrating
While this is the same number of medals it won at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics , this team was expected to perform better. The team was introduced as Team Russia and the athletes were under the name " Olympic Athletes from Russia ".

Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Updated Country Tally After Thursday Morning
Women's hockey also benefited in general with a thrilling six-round shootout for gold - the first in the women's gold-medal game. His score of 97.2 edged out teammate Alex Ferreira, who got the silver, while New Zealand's Nico Porteous grabbed the bronze.