Arsene Wenger says his future is not the issue at Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has hit back at Gary Neville over the pundit's scathing criticism of Arsenal. You can always get out pictures from a game that justifies what you think, you find in every single game, on both sides, moments where a player doesn't track.

City played out time and even allowed Gabriel Jesus, returning after two months out with a knee injury, a late taste of the action. But on days like this they need a kick-start.

With Arsenal trailing in the race for the top four by 10 points, albeit with a game in hand, it seems that their most likely way of securing Champions League football for next year will be via winning the Europa League.

Now the players have to follow Elneny's words with actions on the pitch.

Although it was not visible during the game, City boss Guardiola stirred some controversy pre-match by again wearing a yellow ribbon, despite attracting a charge from the Football Association for doing so this week.

As a team, Arsenal misplaced 98 passes throughout the 90 minutes.

What if Shkodran Mustafi had not reacted to a slight nudge in the back from Sergio Agüero with all the resolve of a flighty Victorian maiden glimpsing a mouse, throwing out his arms in horror and desperately hoping somebody, anybody - a trusted servant, a passing dragoon, Craig Pawson - might help?

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Mustafi, instead of defending, made a decision to stop and appeal for a foul he was never going to be given, because it wasn't there to give.

The Sun reported last week that Wenger would not be fired by Arsenal because the board don't want to axe a "club icon".

The rising star of Manchester City, Phil Foden, will be handed a new long-term contract when he turns 18 in May, Paul Hirst of The Times reports.

His engine, ability to spot danger and discipline make him the flawless foil for De Bruyne, Silva and push forward and provides a reassuring shield in front of his centre-backs.

"I nearly get an enjoyment out of adversity".

"The second half is more like we played the whole season and maybe the beginning is a bit nervy, you want to see what's going to happen, you don't want to concede a goal. The club is more important than my personal opinion". Behind the much-improved Nicolas Otamendi, and a pair of 23-yearolds who cost a combined £105million.

With such lofty ambitions, De Bruyne admitted the Wembley celebrations were somewhat muted as the players prepare for a league clash with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cut an isolated figure up front and was largely nullified by Kompany and Nicolás Otamendi.