Wenger calls for final push in League
Friday 30 March 2012
Arsène Wenger stressed yesterday that Arsenal cannot afford to switch off as they enter the stage of the season which "matters the most".
The Gunners head into their final eight Premier League matches having rediscovered enough form to put together seven straight wins which have lifted them above Tottenham into third place in the table.
However, despite a trip to relegation battlers QPR tomorrow and Spurs having not won for five league games, Wenger accepts there can be no room for complacency if they are to guarantee Champions League football again next season.
"This is the period where what we do matters the most, so we just want to keep our focus on this and not worry about anybody else's results," the Arsenal manager said. "We have shown footballing and mental qualities in recent weeks and now we need to continue our development."
It is certainly a turnaround for Arsenal, who crashed out of the FA Cup and Champions League in mid-February.
"We are now at the stage of the season where every day in the Premier League seems to have turning points," he said. "What is most important now is our consistency and momentum."
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