Lots of Arsenal fans seem uninterested in the last run out of game until the end of the season now that it looks impossible to catch Leicester City for the title, but Arsene Wenger is very aware that there is still much work to do just to ensure that the Gunners will make the Champions League as usual next season, especially with the added complication of Liverpool maybe gaining entry via the Europa League.
Arsenal are currently in 4th after Man City’s win over Chelsea yesterday, but can regain a two point gap over City with a win today. Also Leicester face West Ham in the early game and could go a massive 15 points clear of us but Wenger is adamant that the team has to keep fighting whatever result the Foxes get today. “The perception is that the league is over,” Wenger said. “That perception can still have twists and turns until the end of the season.
“Our job is to make sure that we have a go until the last game of the season, until the last minute of the season, forget what other people believe and show that we are capable of dealing with this kind of pressure, as well as showing that our ambition is not artificial but real.
“The only little chance we have is to give absolutely everything in every single game, starting on Sunday against Crystal Palace.
“I believe the quality of our performances recently have been very strong and we want to continue to build on that.
“Of course there’s the short term, and we have to look behind us as well. Everybody will fight like mad to be in a Champions League spot, so we absolutely need a fantastic run until the end of the season.”
On paper Arsenal look like they have an easy run, but if us and City win every game it is going to come down to our clash at the Etihad in the penultimate game of the season. Wenger is right, the season is far from over….