LONDON/MANCHESTER: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his side to correct a “mental damage” of a 1-1 pull opposite Crystal Palace when they face West Bromwich Albion in a Premier League on Thursday.
The Gunners blew a possibility to take a vital step towards securing Champions League gift for a conspicuous 19th unbroken deteriorate after being hold during home by London rivals Palace during a Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal led around Alexis Sanchez’s header in first-half blocking time and dominated via before Yannick Bolasie’s equaliser in a 81st notation ensured a home side were greeted with a carol of boos come a final whistle.
Wenger’s group are still fourth in a table, occupying a final of a involuntary Champions League places on offer to English clubs, though Manchester United are only 4 points behind in fifth with 5 games remaining.
Sunday’s outcome finished Arsenal’s already-slim hopes of winning a pretension and maestro Gunners trainer Wenger said: “We are too unhappy to consider about a league, we have to consider about a Champions League and quarrel to be in a Champions League.”
City aim to finish with flourish
Manchester City demeanour to be saving their best until final as they aim to finish a contrast deteriorate on a high.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have a Champions League semi-final opposite Real Madrid to demeanour brazen to in a Chilean’s final few weeks in assign during a Etihad Stadium.
And when City transport to relegation-threatened Newcastle United today, they will be chasing a fourth unbroken Premier League win.
A postulated pretension plea never unequivocally materialised as City suffered from injuries and a detriment of form during pivotal moments as both Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur got divided from them during a tip of a table.
But City’s late detonate should be adequate to secure them a top-four place and guaranteed Champions League football for subsequent season.
Saturday’s 3-0 win over soon-to-be-deposed English champions Chelsea, that featured Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick, suggested City are impending tip form and midfielder Yaya Toure said: “We played really well. we consider it was one of a best games we’ve played this season.”
Published in The Express Tribune, Apr 19th, 2016.