Arsene Wenger on why Arsenal failed to catch Chelsea this season
- Author: Julie Sanders May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 21:28
Arsenal must now rely on either Middlesbrough or West Ham to thwart Liverpool and Manchester City respectively to have any hope of qualifying for the Champions League, but the Frenchman does not believe his side need a minor miracle.
"I think especially at Everton, we were really unlucky because some decisions were really bad on the night". The Gunners have been formidable on home soil, boasting four wins and a draw from their last five games at the Emirates Stadium, and should make light work of a struggling Sunderland side as a result.
Asked if the turning point were the defeats to Manchester City and Everton, Wenger replied: 'Yes, I would say yes. I'm very positive because it looks like we've got stronger in every single game.
Wenger's comments come as Arsenal could finish the campaign with more points than last season - when they were second - and still miss out on a Champions League spot.
"At the end of the day, if we make 75 points we can only be beaten by one point".
Sanchez picked up an injury on Saturday and Wenger was pessimistic about his chances of playing this evening. We now have 72 and want to go to 75. "We go to Watford to win the game".
In the second-half, Arsenal upped the tempo, although Nacho Monreal nearly scored a weird own-goal, an incident which would lead to an equally odd indirect free-kick for Sunderland deep inside the Gunners' box.