Monday 24 October 2016

Arsene Wenger: Let's show United who is boss

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

ARSENE Wenger wants to put the race for an automatic Champions League to bed with a performance and result at Old Trafford which he believes can set Arsenal up for next season.

“Not to have that stress over your head from the first day again is vital,” he said today. “We have good, fantastic and very bad memories but want we want is to show we are a solid team.

“To win at Old Trafford again would convince us that we have the strength and help us be stronger next season. We feel we have made progress. Only one thing shows you have made progress and that’s the continuity in your performances.

“We want to bounce back from our defeat against Swansea and put in a good performance. Any positive result, a win or a draw would be great. Mathematically we can put distance between United and us in the top four and secure a top-three place.”

Wenger wants to make a point to add to the empathic victory they had over Manchester United in the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

“I think, as well, it would be a symbolic statement if we won. We won there in the FA Cup and to replicate that would be important psychologically.”

Wenger believes that Louis van Gaal is settling in at Manchester United and expects him to spend big in the summer.

“He has shown that he has the personality to be at a club of that size. We expect them to buy some strong players.”

When asked about his own plans, beginning with Petr Cech, Wenger played dumb. “That is a very tricky question because we are not interested in anybody at the moment. We will start our business at the end of the season.”

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