Arse­nal man­ager Wenger fires a top-four warn­ing

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Arsene Wenger claims his savvy can help Arse­nal pip Manch­ester City or Liver­pool to a top four spot af­ter vic­tory at Southamp­ton.

Sec­ond-half goals from Alexis Sanchez and sub­sti­tute Olivier Giroud moved them three points be­hind fourth-place City and four be­hind Liver­pool, with three to play.

“Ex­pe­ri­ence can help,” Wenger said of his side’s chances of gate­crash­ing the places for next sea­son’s Cham­pi­ons League.

“We know we can only win our games, and we had a strong per­for­mance on Sun­day. “A strong per­for­mance to­day. So let’s just con­tinue.”

The French­man, who is aim­ing to qual­ify for the Cham­pi­ons League for a 20th suc­ces­sive sea­son, has Stoke, Sun­der­land and Ever­ton still to play.

“I never ques­tioned the char­ac­ter of my side,” a bullish Wenger in­sisted af­ter­wards.

“It’s not be­cause you lose games peo­ple ex­pect you to win that you have no char­ac­ter.

“We went through a bad patch.” Daily Mail

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