Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal fans to attend Tuesday’s game against Sunderland rather than participate in a boycott aimed at removing him as manager.
The 27-year-old’s future beyond the end of the campaign remains in doubt, even though Wenger remains confident he will sign an extension to a deal that expires in 2018.
The Gunners, who are in fifth place at the moment, need to win their last two games of the season against the Black Cats and Everton and hope one of the teams above them – Manchester City and Liverpool – drop points in their final games. They must win this game in hand to stand any chance come the final weekend, but fortunately they face a despondent Sunderland side. We have created the momentum again by winning six of the last seven games after having a period away from home where we were not stable.
Alex Oxlde-Chamberlain is definitely out of contention, although the midfielder seems to be on course to play in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
“But in the last two seasons, a team that hasn’t played in Europe has won the league”. “But as well, it’s not disastrous”. You just want your team to play well.
The Frenchman said: “Alexis will have a test today”.
“To look into the mirror and say you did it properly is vital”.
“There is a little problem with Koscielny but everyone else should be available”, said Wenger in a pre-match press conference on Monday, as quoted by Arsenal’s official Twitter account.
Bayern have already won the Bundesliga this term, while the two Champions League finalists – Juventus and Real Madrid – are top of Serie A and second in LaLiga respectively. Poor attacking performances proved the difference in the end as Jermaine Defoe bagged 15 of Sunderland’s 28 league goals this season, while his attacking teammates were largely disappointing. Should they reach an impasse the club will have a very hard decision to make over whether or not to cash in on Alexis… I’m very positive because it looks like we’ve got stronger in every single game.
Arsenal host Sunderland on Tuesday and Sanchez’s participation in training suggests the Chilean will be fit to start. “That will be four points more than past year, so let’s focus on finishing as well as we can.we had a hard period and we recovered from it”. “We have another clean sheet and I know we can go forward and score goals”.