Arsenal have maybe dropped our chances of finishing second after Monday’s defeat to Swansea, but now Wenger is eager for the Gunners to make a TOP THREE Place certain – by either getting a draw or a win at Old Trafford on Sunday. Not only will it give us the certainty of not having to play in the Champions League Qualifying Round, but it will also give us extra confidence for the Big Games coming next season.
“First of all we can mathematically put a distance between Man United and us in the top four and basically secure the top three,” Le Prof said on Arsenal.com. “Also, we can make a symbolic statement because we won over there in the FA Cup. To reproduce that would be psychologically important.
“To do it again would convince us more that we have the strength and can be even stronger next season and show that we have made progress. In the recent years it was a difficult ground for us and that is what we want to show: that we have made progress.
“I like to go there and play well because it’s a great stadium,” Wenger continued. “We have good, fantastic and very bad memories but that’s part of life in football. What we want is to show that we are a solid team.
“Since January we have produced consistent performances and we have also been very strong away from home. We have an opportunity to show that we have made progress. Any result will be a positive result. A draw or a win would be great for us.”
Arsenal may have slipped up against both Chelsea (draw) and Swansea (defeat) but both those games were at the Emirates. Since losing to Tottenham at White Hart Lane in early February, the Gunners have won SEVEN away fixtures in a row, including the FA Cup victory at Old Trafford. Let’s keep at least one record going until the end of the season!
Onwards and Upwards!