Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal's confidence is shaken but calls on Gunners to show fight against City

The Gunners face Manchester City on Sunday with their season effectively on the line after a dismal run in the league

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Arsene Wenger admits confidence is shaken at Arsenal but he still expects his side to fight for a place in the FA Cup final.

The Gunners face Manchester City on Sunday with their season effectively on the line after a dismal run has seen them fall out of contention for the Premier League's top four.

Wenger watched his team finally return to winning ways at Middlesbrough on Sunday and wants a similar performance and, more importantly, result when his team run out at Wembley this weekend.

"What I expect when you go to the semi final is to go to the final," he said.

"I remember my first one when we played at Villa Park against Wolves, that’s when I realised how big the club is.

"I think we are focused, highly motivated, maybe not at the maximum of our confidence but it is a good opportunity to show how much we are ready for a fight, because it is maybe our only opportunity for a trophy this season."

Arsenal still have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League, albeit a long one, but Wenger insists he isn't prioritising one competition over another this weekend.

When asked about whether he'd prefer an FA Cup win or a top four place he said: "You don’t think about it like that, because we don’t have to make a choice.

"We are not in a position to make a choice, we have this game, it is a semi final. We have to give everything to get to the final."