Arsene Wenger has revealed that the pressure on use to win at Crystal Palace was intense and that not winning the game would’ve been “disastrous”.
The race for the Champions League places is tight, with just four points separating third and seventh place, with the likes of Southampton, Liverpool and Man United in close attention.
This therefore means that any slip-up is costly and we took advantage of Man United and Southampton’s losses this weekend by Wenger continues to stress that the fight is not over.
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“What was important for me was to win [against Crystal Palace],” Wenger told Arsenal.com.
“We fought like mad to come back in a strong position in the league, and not to win would have been disastrous.
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“The spirit is there and we want to keep that as a very strong basis. The team has come up a level and we’ll see that with the results.”
We have won 15 out of our last 19 fixtures and it is consistency like that which see us grab one of the all important top four places.
With the experience the squad has in the run-in and our inevitable upturn in form at this time of year, many expect us to get Champions League football for the 18th consecutive year.