Wenger demands response
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Arsene Wenger has called on his players to stop feeling sorry for themselves and push on and claim fourth place in the Premier League.
With the Gunners staring down the barrel of defeat to AC Milan in the Champions League, it looks set to be another season without a trophy.
Arsenal are well off the title pace, but are currently sat in the final Champions League qualification berth. They face a huge North London derby with Tottenham today and Wenger feels it is the ideal platform for them to shake off their woes.
“Picking up the team is not the easiest task but that is part of our job,” Wenger said. “You cannot complain - we are in a fantastic job and we have a big game in front of us.
“To feel sorry for ourselves would be criminal. We have a good opportunity to show we have character, that we have the mental qualities to play for this club. Let’s go for it.
“Every game is massive now until the end of the season, but it is exciting. What is terrible is to play a game of no importance.