Unai Emery lamented the worsening of Arsenal's defensive crisis when Laurent Koscielny suffered a jawbreaking suspicion during a 3-1 defeat by a busy Manchester United.
"Koscielny will go to the hospital for analysis, maybe for a break," Emery said with an expression that suggested she feared the worst. It comes a week after Héctor Bellerín joined Rob Holding to be out for the season and beyond after suffering a cruciate ligament injury. Arsenal lost both halves of the field during the game, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos hurled himself into a leg, but Emery seemed more optimistic that the problem was not long-term.
Defensively they were not able to face the threat of United on the break and the eighth consecutive win under Ole Gunnar Solskjær came with a sure success. The large escape movements were completed with ease by Alexis Sánchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.
Happy that Solskjær was in line with the goals, he was even more pleased with a general performance of the team which, in his opinion, showed a noticeable improvement.
"A big step forward for us in terms of performance," said the manager's manager. "The structure was much better than Tottenham, where we hung up there and David De Gea saved us, we are working on it, we have to dig and defend ourselves adequately against the big teams."
Solskjær has praised all his attackers. Romelu Lukaku was extraordinarily efficient from the right.
"It's a tactic we can use and we know how strong he is, he kept the ball, he ran the channel and brought other players in. It was a great Alexis final, for each player, the more you feel confident, the more you want to go out. and train yourself and trust yourself. "And he was hurt, so it's good that he has 70 minutes and can only get better. He knows it alone. Jesse is a great player. We have never hesitated to put it on the Man United team.
"He knows the story, he knows all the counterattack goals we scored against Arsenal."
Manchester pushes for the next round of the FA Cup and in this state of mind will be among the favorites of the competition.