Mohamed Elneny injury 'does not look good' - Arsene Wenger

Ruben Hill
April 23, 2018

When Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement as Manchester United manager in May 2013, Old Trafford was awash with colour and emotion (and plenty of tears too) when Swansea City were the visitors for the game immediately after the confirmation of his decision to step down.

Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp and Craig Bellamy debate all the questions that remain over Arsenal's manager search including how much money they need to spend and whether there's a role for Wenger at the club.

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal farewell started in the flawless manner as the Gunners scored three goals in seven second-half minutes to ease to victory against West Ham at the Emirates.

"Because I feel the club is respected and overall the image we gave of our club is not what it is and not what I like."
Our fans did not give the image of unity at the club I want all over the world.

Arsene Wenger was forced to substitute Mohamed Elneny 10 minutes before halftime following a wrong landing by the midfielder on his left ankle.

"I do not want to make stupid headlines".

"I was not exhausted", Wenger said, when asked if he was relieved that his future at the club was no longer a subject of speculation.

Arsenal's priority is the Europa League, with the semifinal first leg against Atletico Madrid on Thursday. This is a good way to prepare - scoring goals against a strong West Ham team who have done well recently. But even after Nacho Monreal netted in the 51st minute, West Ham pulled level through Marko Arnautovic.

The Scot has since had unsuccessful spells at Real Sociedad and Sunderland before being tasked with keeping West Ham in the Premier League.

Aaron Ramsey put the hosts back into the lead in the 82nd minute when his tame cross was not dealt with by Hammers' defender Declan Rice and Joe Hart could only watch as the ball rolled in at his far post.

Meanwhile, David Moyes' side must continue to look nervously over their shoulders, but the finish line is in sight and they still have a six-point cushion over the bottom three. "You look at the number of Premier League games, European Cup games, FA Cup games we have played together, we have a built a history, we have built a solid foundation on a structural front". "I hope he learns from it because he's got big potential, but I think it really flattened the team".

Alexandre Lacazette made it three as his close-range shot beat Hart at the near post in the 85th minute, before the Frenchman sidefooted in his second four minutes later.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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