Xhaka: Arsenal ‘back in the game’ after Manchester United win

Granit Xhaka says Arsenal are ‘back in the game’ after moving into the Premier League’s top four with a 2-0 win over Manchester United.

The Swiss midfielder opened the scoring at the Emirates before Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s penalty sealed the win and inflicted the first league defeat of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United reign.

The win moved Arsenal above United into fourth, whilst also making up ground on top-four rivals Tottenham and Chelsea who dropped points to Southampton and Wolves respectively, and Xhaka thinks the Gunners have a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

“We are happy to win and it was very important if you see the results from Tottenham and Chelsea,” Xhaka told

“It was important to take the three points and now we’re back in the game.

“We had to learn from our mistakes that we made against Manchester United in the FA Cup. We played well but they were always dangerous on the counter-attack and today with five at the back we were more compact. It was important to press them as well

“I think these three points show us the way. This game was a six-pointer and we don’t have a lot of games left, but we need the points to be in the top four.”

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