Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Wenger In? Wenger Celebrates 'Fighting Spirit' as Arsenal Aim for Top 4

Wenger In? Wenger Celebrates 'Fighting Spirit' as Arsenal Aim for Top 4

He added: "At the moment, from an Arsenal perspective, I'd rather see them win the FA Cup".

The Potters will not roll over, but I think the Arsenal fans can leave their "Wenger Out" banners at home this weekend. Mame Diouf wasted a good chance by heading wide from Arnautovic's cross, the Senegalese forward's last contribution as he was then replaced by Crouch while Joe Allen was taken off for Saido Berahino.

Arsenal are well and truly back in with a chance of stealing a Champions League place from under the noses of Liverpool after their hard-fought victory over traditional bogey team Stoke City.

Arsenal XI: Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Bellerin, Coquelin, Xhaka, Monreal, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. With Stoke, Sunderland, and Everton left, Arsenal do have a decent shout to take all nine points, but they will need a slip up from either Manchester City or Liverpool in the next couple of weeks.

Arsenal's Champions League push is back on after two solid performances and wins against Manchester United and Southampton, but the Gunners' do face a run of hard games against Sunderland, Everton and this weekend against the Potters - who they have struggled with in the past. "If they do that again, there will not be much space for Liverpool's creative players, which is why I am going for a draw". "I was surprised he got to the ball when I saw his position, and people told me it was handball".

Twenty years old Iwobi made his first-team debut in October 2015 and gave Wenger reasons why he should be an important part of the Gunners' plans with impressive performances.

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Asked if it had been unfairly rough, Wenger said: "I don't say that". Alexis and Mesut Ozil have, in the past, proven to be a bit less than needed in pressure situations, so having a true third option to press the attack has, as we have seen, been a huge difference maker.

"Just not enough. All the games the same thing". Stoke, who have won just one of their previous 10 league games, sit in 13th with 41 points.

Giroud got the nod ahead of Danny Welbeck as the starting striker for a fixture in which Arsenal has struggled in recent years, and responded with close-range goals in either half to book-end an impressive display from the visitors.

"That was frustrating, and then second half we were chasing a game which was hard to come back into".

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