Wenger shrugs off breaking Mourinho curse



"Normal is win, lose, draw". And today, no problems.

But Wenger, who shook hands with his rival both before and after the game, brushed off the idea that finally beating Mourinho should give him extra personal satisfaction.

"And, during the game, I didn't like what I never like, he puts too much pressure on the fourth official all the time". A top four spot has been there for the taking, but Mourinho and United seemed to voluntarily opt out; instead of playing until the end and being eliminated. "It is not manager against manager".

Liverpool remain in third place, one ahead of fourth place Manchester City (who have a game in hand on Liverpool) and five ahead of Manchester United (who also have a game in hand on Liverpool).

"We still have a chance mathematically and we need some help as well from teams around us", Wenger said. The penalty was awarded for a handball against Jack Stephens. "It was a very nice decision".

They finish their league season with two home games, against Sunderland and Everton, in the final week of the campaign and Xhaka believes that victories in those four games will be enough to overhaul the teams above them and to finish in the top four.

For United, the only realistic route to Champions League qualification now lies in winning the Europa League in which they host Spaniards Celta Vigo at Old Trafford in the semi-finals on Thursday holding a 1-0 win from the first leg.

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs in action with Manchester United's Juan Mata as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during their Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, May 7, 2017. I don't think we have any chance of the top four.

"I don't think so, for two reasons".

"It's not exactly what we wanted and we are really disappointed about this, as you can imagine, but we will keep on going". Without everything, it's more hard.

"We had a disappointing result last week and we needed to pick it back up".

"It was important because we lost at Tottenham - that didn't happen many times".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists his unbeaten streak against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was far from normal after the Frenchman finally got one over on him in the Premier League.

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