Wenger hopes fightback at Reading can inspire Arsenal at Man Utd

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger calls on his side to display the same never-say-die attitude shown at Reading against Red Devils

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsène Wenger's side travel to Manchester United on Saturday lunchtime Photo: Back Page Images

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Arsène Wenger is hoping Arsenal’s remarkable comeback against Reading will instil the correct attitude in his side ahead of testing trips to Manchester United and Schalke.

The Gunners fought back from 4-0 down at the Madejski Stadium to force the Capital One Cup clash into extra-time, before sealing a 7-5 victory in a breathless fourth-round tie.

And Wenger, whose side travel to Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime looking to avenge their 8-2 hammering by Sir Alex Ferguson’s side last season, believes Tuesday night’s game can inspire the north Londoners in games to come.

“We can be inspired by this,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “We need that spirit, that never-give-up attitude for the next two games.

“We had two phases [against Reading] – the first half disastrous, the second half outstanding. I thought with five minutes to go that at least we had shown a different performance in the second half.

“Fortunately we got back to 4-4 and in extra time we always looked in control of the game. It is a great experience to see that we didn’t give up and came back with a positive performance.”

Meanwhile, Gervinho has been ruled out for the next month after it was revealed the midfielder had suffered ankle ligament damage during last weekend’s win over Queens Park Rangers.

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