WOLVES v ARSE­NAL

WE’RE GUN­NER PILE PAIN ON CITY Kick-off 7.45pm

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY APRIL 12 -

ARSE­NAL keeper Wo­j­ciech Szczesny is keen to heap more mis­ery on Manch­ester City by nick­ing sec­ond spot.

The Blues’ Premier League ti­tle hopes were all but ended on Sun­day when the Gun­ners beat them 1-0.

Now Arsene Wenger’s side take on rel­e­ga­tion­haunted Wolves in­tent on over­haul­ing Roberto Mancini’s 10-point lead over them by the end of the sea­son.

The Poland shot-stop­per said: “City have lost their chance of the ti­tle. It was a big blow to us last year and they might drop a lit­tle bit.

“Who knows? Maybe we can catch them.

“Our aim is to win ev­ery game and if we do that we’ll be in the Cham­pi­ons League next sea­son.”

Yossi Be­nay­oun knows Wolves are fight­ing for their lives but is back­ing the Gun­ners’ class to see them through.

He said: “At this time of the sea­son ev­ery game is a dif­fi­cult one.

Mir­a­cle

“Teams are fight­ing for their lives and it’s harder to play against them, es­pe­cially away from home.

“It will be the same against Wolves, but if we are 100 per cent com­mit­ted, we’ll win the game.”

Karl Henry ad­mits Wolves need a “mir­a­cle” to avoid the drop.

The rock-bot­tom out­fit were con­demned to their SIXTH straight de­feat un­der care­taker boss Terry Con­nor at Stoke, leav­ing them six points from safety.

And mid­fielder Henry ad­mit­ted: “Noth­ing short of a mi­nor mir­a­cle will keep us up now.

“We’re a re­sult away from get­ting back into it and then hope­fully we could go on a run of wins, but we’ve given our­selves a moun­tain to climb.”

Wolves can take heart from a 1-1 draw at the Emi­rates ear­lier in the sea­son – one of their best re­sults this term.

“Arse­nal are a great side but they’re in form so it’s a tall or­der for us.”

TAR­GET: Szczesny

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