Arsene Wenger: Arsenal not under pressure to win the title

Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal are not under any pressure to win the Premier League title this season

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Arsene Wenger's side are top of the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal are not under any pressure to win the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners are currently four points clear at the top of the table following an impressive start to the season.

Much has been made of the north Londoners’ failure to win any major silverware since their FA Cup triumph back in 2005.

We just continue to play well and that’s the pressure we have – the desire to play well

Arsene Wenger

But Wenger, whose side host Hull City on Wednesday night, says that the only pressure his side are feeling is that which they have place upon themselves.

“There is no real specific pressure. It is a desire,” Wenger said. “We want to be where we are. What is important is that we want to play well and maintain that desire to play together and work.

“When I arrived here people explained I couldn’t win the title as I am foreign. Everybody has their own logic. I just think you win the title through your quality.

“If we didn’t win for eight years it is because we weren’t good enough in the important moments of the season. We have a good opportunity to show we are good enough [now] so let’s take it.

“The only thing that is changing is not our minds, it’s your mind, because until now you never ask me about the pressure because you always thought it was an accident that we are [top] and it won’t last.

“Now that it’s lasting a bit longer, you start to think: ‘we have to consider them a bit more seriously’. You start to think is it a pressure for us? No. We just continue to play well and that’s the pressure we have – the desire to play well.”

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