Emery tries to rally Gunners ahead of Manchester United visit

Emery tries to rally Gunners ahead of Manchester United visit

Emery tries to rally Gunners ahead of Manchester United visit

Not only has he taken Manchester United into the top four after being left stranded in 6th place by his predecessor, but he has also mounted one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history.

For Solskjaer, whose side delivered heroics with a 3-1 Champions League win at Paris Saint Germain in midweek, this was his first taste of domestic defeat since being appointed caretaker manager in December and ended a club-record run of nine away wins. United are now fourth and are one point ahead of Arsenal (fifth) and two points in front of Chelsea (sixth), who have a game in hand.

Alex Iwobi gave the Gunners a ideal start in northwest France at a raucous Roazhon Park, but the match hinged on the sending-off of Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos four minutes before halftime.

"I think the biggest disappointment is the third goal because at 2-1, you go home and you know that there's a result where you've scored away at home and you can overcome it.", Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Czech said. "But we need to focus and with our players, there is a possibility to come back".

But things began to turn sour for Arsenal afterward.

Unai Emery's troops had won three games in a row in the league before playing to a 1-1 stalemate with neighbors Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday.


"Compared withe the first leg win at Old Trafford, I would say that there was a lot of complacency - it was not really the same PSG in the second leg and it felt that way", he said on YouTube channel Bros.

"It's an fantastic match for everybody, we are going to be at home with our supporters, we need a very big performance from each player and tactically as a team". Ole Gunnar Solskajer has been unstoppable since his appointment and the Norwegian has already beaten Gunners once this season. "It is a match that will inevitably stay in our minds, but we will have to forget for the rest of the season".

"They might form a very nice partnership together, because I wouldn't like to be a defender having them two running at me!"

And Solskjaer thinks that allowing Lukaku to play in his more natural position around the box has helped.

United have also had a boost from their injury problems with Matic, Bailly, Martial and Herrera back in contention, and Paul Pogba returns after missing the PSG game through suspension.

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