Arsene Wenger uses Liverpool to make point about Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger points to Liverpool's struggles in the Premier League in recent seasons as a marker of how difficult it is to win the title

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsene Wenger has pointed to Liverpool’s lack of success in the Premier League in recent years as an example of how difficult it is to win the title.

The Gunners manager has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks due to his side’s lack of form since the turn of the year.

Indeed, Arsenal have won just three of their last eight Premier League games to leave Wenger’s side facing a serious uphill battle just to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Much has been made of Arsenal’s struggles in the Premier League in recent seasons, with the Gunners not having lifted the top-flight trophy since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.

However, Wenger pointed to the struggles of clubs such as Liverpool and Real Madrid to underline how difficult it is to win the domestic top flight.

Speaking to Norwegian television channel TV2, Wenger said: “If you don’t win the championship, the FA Cup, the Champions League, it is absolutely disastrous.

“But if you look back in the last three years, we won the FA Cup twice and finished second, third and fourth.

“We are in the FA Cup final again. Overall, I believe we are not happy because you want to win absolutely everything.

“But you have to accept as well that Real Madrid has not won their championship for five years. They are big clubs – it is difficult. Liverpool hasn’t won it for over 20.

“Just because you turn up doesn’t mean you win. It is difficult to win.”

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Arsenal host Manchester United at The Emirates on Sunday as they look to bounce back from the disappointment of their 2-0 loss to Tottenham last weekend.

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