Arsenal are extremely clear about their objectives in the remainder of the season and this will hold them in good stead going into the final six matches of the season, according to Arsene Wenger.
Even though the club are 11 points behind Leicester City, they have a game in hand. The deficit could potentially reduce to eight point if Arsenal win this match. More importantly, Arsene Wenger believes that his team will be able to give their full attention to the league title since they are not involved in other competitions. Even in the past, the club has been knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup competitions much earlier.
This is the case in the 2015-16 campaign as well. After going out of the Champions League yet again at the hands of Barcelona, the club were at least hoping to win the FA Cup and be involved in the Premier league title race. This hope, however, was thrown out of the bag by Watford, who claimed an unlikely victory in the FA Cup at the Emirates stadium. Arsenal have gained revenge for this defeat by beating Watford 4-0 during the weekend, but it does not help the club’s objective of winning trophies. Wenger remains defiant that the club are involved in the title race.
“We have only one target now. We have come through difficult periods and the team who finishes top is the team who can continue to perform and get results even when the period is a bit more difficult. This team has a good mentality. I’ve had many teams in my life and this team is top quality. They have gone through a bad period but, when you play like that [against Watford], that shows that mentally they are pure,” said the 66-year-old, who has been called to leave the club.