Should they stay sixth, that would also be Arsenal's worst finish under the long-serving Frenchman - last season's fifth-placed finish was the first time he had missed out on the top four.
"A combination of their quality and the fact that they are high on confidence and we are low in confidence played a big part in the game tonight", acknowledged Wenger after the game.
"We are in the situation where first we need to win the next game rather than do the calculations".
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's men have been the dominant force in England this term, already sealing the Carabao Cup and boasting a formidable 16-point advantage in the league that could make them the earliest Premier League title winners ever. Seeing you look so pained and hurt during Arsenal's 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Thursday night - not the 3-0 defeat at Wembley, the 3-0 defeat at the Emirates ( I know it's hard to keep up with them all nowadays) - was a moment that will live with football lovers forever.
'I see him on the bench, he looks exhausted physically, you can see the pressure on his face, the frustration. I don't even fancy them to go and beat Brighton on Sunday. Unfortunately, the criticism Arsene takes is now the way in the modern game, modern football. He made an fantastic job last season.
The only moment of alarm for Klopp's men came in first-half injury time when Mohamed Diame's curling effort has to be brilliant tipped over by Loris Karius.
Despite City's form, which has been all the more impressive given the style they have played, Keown believes that United's classic vintage is better.
"We are fighting for the most important title of the season, the Premier League", he said.
"He knows my admiration for him". A lot of times. "You ask me my commitment, and my attitude is dictated by what I did in my life, not by what I say in a press conference".
Cech said: "I understand the fans' frustration". He has a lot of experience. "I'm sure he's going to take the right decision for him and for the club", Guardiola told a post-match news conference without elaborating. "The next six fixtures in the Premier League are awful in terms of the quality of our opponents".