Jones: No need to panic after Arsenal draw


But, ultimately, it ended with more frustration for Manchester United and their glowering manager and another reminder why Arsenal have become so hard to see off, with only one league defeat on their travels since the start of the year.

United were denied victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford as substitute Olivier Giroud headed an 89th-minute equaliser after Juan Mata's opener.

Wenger's last of three Premier League crowns came in 2004 - 12 years ago - and Mourinho is hoping to beat him to a fourth come May 2017. "I was fit for a good few weeks before the Swansea game but I wanted to make sure that I was 100 per cent right going into the first game".

"It's very frustrating to be honest. I don't want to say if it is a mistake or not, I know because I saw the video, but I don't want to say because he is a good referee". Some players came back late on Thursday and we travelled on Friday morning and played on Saturday morning. It feels as if the media are trying to write my obituary and I won't let that happen'.

He added: "So finally, I lost against Arsenal".

"I don't want to speak about it". It's my team that plays against another manager's team.

"It feels like we have been slapped 6-0", defender Jones said. I'm very happy with the team but at the moment we're the unluckiest team in the Premier League.

"But if you see the games against Burnley, Stoke and Arsenal, if you have six more points which we totally deserved, see where we would be".

Mourinho was keen to stress how United were unlucky not to claim all three points and continued: "Of course it is two points dropped".

But, after recent brushes with authority, the Portuguese was restrained after the game.

Wenger said: "My view was it was not a penalty and you will not be surprised by that".

Wenger felt his side were not at their best.

"I thought we would have space and the ball would arrive quite easily to the attacking players". We have shown steel, we want style as well but we had more steel than style today. We were not quick enough and our penetration was not there. They looked confused and ill-disciplined in possession, lacked the desire to track runs in defensive areas and were simply outplayed for much of the game by Manchester United.



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