Arsene Wenger slams teams 'on holiday'

Cheryl Sanders
May 16, 2017

A statement on asked fans not to turn up for the mid-week game against the Sunderland: "We are calling on fans that feel the same way to boycott tomorrow evening's match".

Manchester City enjoyed a huge let-off in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League while Arsenal edged to within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool with an impressive victory on Saturday.

Having beaten Stoke, Arsenal will conclude their Premier League season with matches at home to Sunderland and Everton as they seek a top-four finish, before facing rivals Chelsea in a huge FA Cup final.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny says that he and his teammates do not know whether Arsene Wenger will stay at the club or leave.

But Wenger said: "My message is always the same, to support the team", he said.

The Gunners are on a good run, but need help from other clubs to have a chance of returning to the Champions League by finishing in the top four.

Sunderland have already been relegated and it has been a thoroughly miserable season for the Mackems.

"To look into the mirror and say you did it properly is vital. Overall I think it's hard to get points in this league, it's hard for everybody". "That will be four points more than a year ago, so let's focus on finishing as well as we can", Wenger said.

Arsène Wenger has questioned the integrity of some Premier League teams who have secured their top-flight status for next season as he faces the prospect of failing to guide Arsenal to the Champions League for the first time since 1998.

"We played well against Man United, we played well at Southampton and again here".

Meanwhile, Wenger said that Arsenal's "fighting spirit" has returned after the emphatic 4-1 win on Saturday.

"I think Boro will try and restore some pride and have a go at Liverpool".

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is convinced that his side have rediscovered the impetus needed to squeeze into the top four and gatecrash next season's Champions League as they prepare for Tuesday's showdown with Sunderland. [So he] will have a test today.

"So you don't want to complain, do it better during the season and you will not have this problem".

"This year has been a disappointment in terms of what we have been able to produce but the last three years we've surpassed everybody's expectations so maybe this is just a plateauing of where we are", he said.

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