Arsene Wenger confident Arsenal can still secure top-four finish
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal still have momentum on their side, despite last weekend's 2-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are still primed to secure a top-four finish, despite the Gunners’ surprise defeat by Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road last Saturday.
Arsenal were unbeaten in eight games prior to QPR’s shock 2-1 victory, with their fine form helping Wenger’s side overhaul fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur and move into third place.
But defeat by Mark Hughes’ relegation-threatened outfit handed Spurs the chance to move level on points with the Gunners, who now face a difficult test against Manchester City at The Emirates on Sunday.
“In the last eight games we have won seven, so the momentum should still be there,” Wenger said. “[The QPR result] was an interruption and a disappointment.
“We want to come back to our recent level, that means playing well and therefore winning the game.
“We are in a position now where we want to win our next game and show that it was only an interruption.”
Wenger is convinced his side can secure a victory against Roberto Mancini’s title-chasing Manchester City side in north London on Sunday.
“We have a big game in front of us with two teams who want to win so it promises to be a very exciting match,” he added.
“I think that when you are in front of a game like this you just want to play well. Our job is always to cope with the consequences of the game but before you just focus on what you want to do well.”