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

Hazel Gray
May 20, 2017

Four of his last eight fights, "Arsenal" and "Sunderland" in the Premier League at the "Emirates" ended with the score 0: 0.

Home wins in their remaining two games against Sunderland on Tuesday night and Everton on Sunday would still not guarantee the Gunners a place in the Champions League, but Wenger said he was only interested in what his side did.

The final Champions League spot will be decided on Sunday, with Arsenal hoping Liverpool drop points at relegated Middlesbrough while they have a tough game against 7th-placed Everton.

"I'm quite surprised. I want to absolutely make sure that we are in there but after that let's get to 75 points and see what happens. That will be four points more than a year ago, so let's focus on finishing as well as we can", Wenger said.

"But anyway, I answered for 20 years the question, "the top four is nothing special".

"I feel he had something still (to give)", Wenger said. We have 69 points, we can get to 75.

The Gunners play their second last Premier league game of the season tonight against already relegated Sunderland.

The visitors had to wait until the 34th minute for their first chance when Jermaine Defoe played Didier Ndong through on goal, however Petr Cech produced a good save to deny the winger.

Wenger has suggested his side's chances of securing Champions League qualification may have been damaged as a result of clubs outside the top six of not giving their best towards the end of the season.

"We had a hard patch after the Bayern [Munich] game because it was hard to recover".

"Once he is on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets the pain".

"Usually you lose the next game because everybody switches off, so I told the players who wanted to have a breather, "Now you can become immortal".

"The difference in class showed, but the commitment and effort from my players was there all the way", said Moyes.

Sanchez has been linked with a move to Manchester City, among other clubs, and his manager believes one of the hottest properties in Europe is a more complete player than when he moved to Emirates Stadium from Barcelona in 2014. "We have to adapt to that, so every manager and every team makes whatever he wants". "We were frustrated at half-time not to be leading", Wenger added.

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