Arsene Wenger warns Chelsea title defence will be affected by Champions League

Arsene Wenger warns Chelsea title defence will be affected by Champions League

Arsene Wenger warns Chelsea title defence will be affected by Champions League

Arsenal's "fighting spirit" has returned, manager Arsene Wenger said after his side completed a third Premier League victory in a week to roar back into contention for a top-four finish.

The Nigeria global, Alex Iwobi, finally had a taste of action with Arsenal, after a long time, as he was introduced as a second half substitute in the Gunners' 2-0 win over already relegated Sunderland.

If Liverpool defeat relegated Middlesbrough on Sunday and City take four points from matches at home to West Bromwich Albion and away to Watford, however, it will be impossible for Arsenal to finish in the top four.

"I think overall at the start he was, as a player, mainly focused on scoring goals and he developed his assist potential with us very well", Wenger said.

"You will always have regrets because you could have one point more but you forget as well the games you won in the last season where you could the season after not win".

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"I answered for 20 years the question, "the top four is nothing special". I am quite surprised.

"At the end of the day, if we make 75 points we can only be beaten by one point". You want all the teams to fight like Sunderland did tonight.

"They had that awful run of form around the Christmas period and the players and manager couldn't turn that around quick enough to give themselves a good chance to get into the top four".

Meanwhile, the Frenchman allayed fears over an injury to Aaron Ramsey ahead of the last Premier League game of the season against Everton and the FA Cup final with Chelsea.

Wenger added: "We had plenty of shots on goal, but we needed to be patient". "When you play football, you do not count how many people are sitting in the stand".

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It has been a miserable season for David Moyes and the club, but the Scot could not fault his players' effort at the Emirates.

'The coach sees me there at the moment and the main thing for me is that I'm on the pitch and can help the team with my performances'.

"I think especially at Everton, we were really unlucky because some decisions were really bad on the night".

"In 2003, we lost the championship and I asked the players in pre-season, "Why did we lose the championship?'".

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