Published: Tue, May 09, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

The Corner: Arsenal beat United


Manchester United will receive nearly £40 million in Europa League prize money if they progress to the final in Stockholm on May 24 - a figure which would eclipse their earnings from last season's unsuccessful Champions League campaign.

The centre-back was given the task to fill in for Antonio Valencia in the right full-back role and kept the Gunners star forward Alexis Sanchez quiet for most of the encounter.

We predict Monaco will hold Juventus to a 1-1 draw in Turin, meaning the Old Lady will qualify, and we think Real Madrid will extend their aggregate lead over neighbours Atlético de Madrid with a 1-0 win at the Calderon.

"It gives us still a chance to go into the top four", said Wenger.

"This is probably the worst performing team that Jose Mourinho has managed in the last 10-15 years of his career", Neville said. Wenger's team has four matches remaining to earn a 20th straight season in the Champions League. I think they will be okay because of the fact it is a completely different competition. I hated it when French players were like this with one another.

Wenger's first league championship came in France with Monaco in 1988 - a team which featured Claude Puel. I can't see that.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Ander Herrera of Manchester United looks dejected after Arsenal score during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on May 7, 2017 in London, England.

The Gunners trail Liverpool by seven points but have two games in hand, including Wednesday's trip to Southampton.

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United still had a strong side despite making eight changes from their Europa League semi-final first leg against Celta Vigo but Mourinho's unblemished record against Wenger never looked like remaining intact.

Liverpool moved to third in the English Premier League a point ahead of Manchester City but it should have been three after another poor home performance from the Reds.

"We always have hope - hope dies last", Xhaka told British media.

"And because we go with everything on Thursday and we can not go with everything against Tottenham.

I would love to (keep him) if I am the manager but we have to sit down together and see if he has a reasonably chance to play or not".

Mourinho has injury problems, although they are starting to clear, and United is in the midst of a grueling schedule of a match every three or four days. And this is too much for us.

"Yes is all on the Europa league", said Mourinho, "but you can not say we did not try to win".

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