I want Manchester City players to get injured — Pogba

However, despite unbeaten City already scoring 17 goals more than Arsenal to have a goal difference of 36 - a whopping 26 goals better than the his side who sit on plus 10 - Wenger still believes his club can challenge.

The midfielder was outstanding at the Emirates Stadium, creating Jesse Lingard's second goal with a sublime piece of play, and breaking forward regularly with real purpose.

For Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has had an often fractious relationship with Mourinho, there was pride in the way his side recovered from a horror start but ultimately a sense of frustration at their failure to take anything out of the game.

While I am obviously disappointed with the result, from a distanced and objective position, I can at least admire the entertainment value of the game.

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As he was leaving the pitch, Pogba was seen clapping. I don't know so many in English but amazing, phenomenal, fantastic.

Pogba was sent off at Arsenal yesterday and will serve a three-match ban that includes City (h), Bournemouth (h) and West Brom (a).

"I hope - and it's bad to say things like this - but I hope they will get some very important players injured like what happened with us", Pogba said on Football Focus.

The Ozil link has been rumbled on for weeks and Arsenal seem no closer to locking the Germany international into a new contract.

It's worth noting that they conceded chances in games against Burnley and Huddersfield, but perhaps the £200m+ firepower of United was too hot to handle on a chilly evening in north London.

"Being at the game I thought, well he's made contact with his studs on Bellerin's knee. We produced excellent quality, but were not decisive enough", the veteran French boss added. The third goal assisted by Pogba showcased his compatriot's physicality but it was a case of Koscielny going too tight to his national team pal.

'But we had situations where, despite De Gea, we should have scored. "But you cannot make the mistakes we made at the beginning".

  • Gilberto Valderrama