Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner lament's Arsene Wenger's squad selection in their shocking defeat to Manchester United. ESPN FC's Paul Mariner assesses Arsenal's remaining schedule and say's the stretch run is deceptively difficult.
Here are the latest stories from Friday:
: Arsene Wenger said that United "spent a few million" on the team that beat Arsenal on Sunday. Was he right? ARSENAL We crunched the numbers.
- Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Ian Wright
questioned whether Arsene Wenger's side have the mental strength to be champions after Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Manchester United.
- Arsenal goalkeeper
Petr Cech said Arsenal had taken "a step back" with their loss at Old Trafford, while manager Arsene Wenger said that he had no regrets about his team selection.
- Arsenal are ready to enter the race for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the summer,
sources have told ESPN FC.
: Manchester United manager MAN UNITED Louis van Gaal apologised to the officials and admitted he needs to control his emotions, after he theatrically dived to the ground to make a point to them during his side's win over Arsenal.
Van Gaal also hailed striker Marcus Rashford's improvement since his debut as "special" after his latest two-goal performance, while the teenager earned a 10/10 in Musa Okwonga's player ratings.
- Rashford also starred in our
Team of the Weekend, while Miguel Delaney wrote about how United's youngsters asserted their dominance over Arsenal in their thrilling victory.
: Goalkeeper MAN CITY Willy Caballero welled up on the Wembley turf after winning the Capital One Cup on penalties for Manchester City.
- Manuel Pellegrini's goalkeeper gamble paid off handsomely for City against Liverpool,
Tony Evans writes, while Vincent Kompany earned a 9/10 in David Mooney's player ratings.
- Barcelona defender
Gerard Pique has said he loves Manchester United too much to sign for Manchester City, despite Pep Guardiola agreeing to take charge at the Etihad Stadium.
: Liverpool manager LIVERPOOL Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt "s---" after his side's loss to City, though he was encouraged by his team's play at times.
- Lucas Leiva is no longer a "makeshift" defender after a valiant effort at the back for the Reds at Wembley, writes
: BARCELONA Barcelona battled back after going down a goal early in their match with Sevilla to secure a 2-1 win and maintain an eight-point cushion ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table.
- Barcelona coach
Luis Enrique admitted his team were in pole position to retain the La Liga title, but added his team's 34-match unbeaten run will mean nothing at season's end without the title.
: REAL MADRID Cristiano Ronaldo's comments about his teammates were unfortunate, but he justifiably raised several questions of Florentino Perez's Real Madrid, writes Rob Train.
- The second La Liga
Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid will take place on Saturday April 2, the Spanish league has confirmed.
: Tottenham underlined their Premier league title credentials by coming back from 1-0 down to defeat Swansea TOTTENHAM 2-1, writes Dan Kilpatrick.
: Just when it seemed as if Leicester would miss the chance to go five points clear, Claudio Ranieri's substitution worked out in a LEICESTER 1-0 win over Norwich, Nick Miller writes.
: Former Manchester United chief executive FIFA David Gill is ready to play a key role in helping oversee FIFA's finances under the world governing body's new president, Gianni Infantino.
: CHELSEA Guus Hiddink is considering organising a practice match to help John Terry recover his fitness in time for Chelsea's Champions League tie with Paris St Germain.
: Paris Saint-Germain saw their record-breaking PSG unbeaten run in Ligue 1 ended as Lyon beat them 2-1 at Parc OL.
: Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has been BAYERN MUNICH released from prison after serving half of his three-and-a-half-year sentence for tax evasion.
: - U.S. international goalkeeper Tim Howard is on the verge of completing a move to the Colorado Rapids from Everton, MLS multiple sources with knowledge of the negotiations have told ESPN FC.
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