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Recent defeats away to Bournemouth and Swansea City saw Arsenal fall to sixth and well off the pace in the race for Champions League qualification for next season.

"Keep playing like we are at the moment and we'll win more often than not". That's fewer than any of their top-five title rivals.

With a number of injuries, Guardiola named players for just six of the seven substitute slots - a decision which was criticised by television pundit and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville as letting down City's youth system. Burnley are seventh in the league as things stand, four points away from 40 and they fully deserve to be there.

Wenger's men then face a Europa League double-header against Ostersunds before taking on Manchester City in the final of the Carabao Cup at the end of the month. It's not what I expect to see in a top-flight football match - especially when teams are losing and just go out to kick players.

Chile global Alexis Sanchez, lured away from Arsenal during the January transfer window, scored Manchester United's second of the game to open his account for his new club and also made three key passes for his team in their 2-0 win over Huddersfield.

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Mohamed Salah netted a brace for Liverpool, converting both of his two shots on target in the game, with the second a stunning late solo effort that looked to have won it for the Reds, before Harry Kane snatched a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Anfield.

"We played two-and-a-half days ago".

Otherwise, they have an excellent run of winnable games against Brighton [A], Watford [H], Leicester [A], Stoke [H], Southampton [H], Newcastle [A], West Ham [H], Burnley [H] and Huddersfield [A].

Fellow January signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan also picked up a hat-trick of assists.

"Every game in the Premier League is a war".


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