Arsenal Win Keeps The Pressure On Manchester City And Liverpool
- Author: Julie Sanders May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 20:56
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 16, 2017.
The Gunners' sixth victory in their last seven games leaves them in fifth place, one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three adrift of third-placed Manchester City.
Arsenal's remaining league games are at home - against Sunderland tomorrow morning and Everton on Sunday.
"I just think let's make sure we win the game".
Arsenal were runners-up to surprise champions Leicester last season but could end this campaign outside the top four despite the prospect of collecting more points than 12 months ago. "Of course, it's an exceptional achievement and I would like to say that, to score and provide in double figures, you need to be a special player". "We have 69 points, we can get to 75", said Wenger.
The Gunners play their second last Premier league game of the season tonight against already relegated Sunderland. "We were unlucky. We had one or two chances ourselves and we had to keep them out a few times as well, but I couldn't really fault the players".
"At the start, he was a player mainly focused on scoring goals", Wenger said.
"But because we can't get the first goal, it makes it really hard".
Sanchez picked up an injury on Saturday and Wenger was pessimistic about his chances of playing this evening.
"Once he is on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets the pain".
Moyes said that British players had too much pride to ever give anything less than 100 per cent, a common theme of his this season.
"I would hate it if anyone would question me if I was going to chuck a game away".
What folks who know him fairly well have told me, however - and, I think, is more than plausible - is that he is far more likely to leave on a high than on a low.
'We have lost three away games recently that we shouldn't have lost - at West Brom just before the worldwide break, and after at Crystal Palace.