Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his side to turn in a performance worthy of all three points from the off against Sunderland on Wednesday night, with the Gunners having suffered a poor run of form in recent weeks. Their top-four spot in the table was sealed some time ago, but the London side are still fighting for a top-three spot to avoid having to qualify for the Champions League, so they need another win to ensure of their place.
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Arsenal could seal an automatic place in the Champions League next season if they defeat relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners drew 1-1 with top four rivals Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford. The draw means that a win against Black Cats will seal a top three spot in the Premier League this season. A victory at the Emirates would also put the Gunners within two points of Manchester City in their quest to finish second in the league.
Arsenal could seal an automatic place in the Champions League for next season with a win, or a draw at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
The home side heads into the clash in fourth-place in the Premier League, just two points behind the Gunners with just two games remaining this season, although the side from north London do have a game in-hand.
Louis van Gaal’s men had suffered three consecutive defeats prior to last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace. The Red Devils also suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat against West Brom last time out at home.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently revealed defender Mathieu Debuchy would start in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa later this month if he’s fit in time, despite Hector Bellerin having considerably impressed in his absence. The Gunners coach said: “Mathieu Debuchy has a hamstring (problem), he was out (training) for the first time yesterday. He should be available, maybe, if it all goes well, for the cup final.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says midfielder Francis Coquelin will be key to the Gunners beating Manchester United in their next Premier League game. Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a shock home defeat to Swansea City, which has given Manchester City the advantage in their pursuit for a top-two finish.
Defeat to Manchester United would see Arsenal slip into fourth place, which would be a real setback given they looked on course for a runners-up place for so long this year. But Per Mertesacker is staying confident that they can get a result at Old Trafford, given they’ve beaten the Red Devils there in the FA Cup this season.
Ahead of this evening’s Premier League clash against Swansea City, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on his side to get revenge against the team who beat them earlier in the season at the Liberty Stadium. The Gunners surprisingly lost 2-1 to the Welsh club back in November last year, with Arsenal relinquishing their lead late in the game.
In 2015, Arsenal have looked a new side, and are certainly at their best. The Gunners are winning on a regular basis, and have been full of goals most weeks. They’re unsurprisingly big favourites to win against Swansea this time round, and their manager is hoping to get one over City.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be hoping to put his recent mini goal drought behind him when the Gunners host Swansea City in the Premier League tonight. The Frenchman has been without a goal in his last four appearances in all competitions, and has endured disappointing overall performances too.
His manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping it’s a mere blip, as Arsenal have two big aspirations for the season – top-three finish to avoid having to qualify for the Champions League group stages, and to win the FA Cup. They need their top scorer on song if they are to achieve their goals, so the side will likely to everything in their power to ensure Giroud nets against Swansea City tonight.
Arsenal host Swansea City in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, with the in-form Gunners looking to end the campaign in the top-three to avoid having to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
A win for Arsene Wenger’s side on Monday evening would see the London outfit level on points with second-placed Manchester City with a game in hand.
They would go five points clear of fourth-placed Manchester United in the table too, so beating Swansea this week will boost the Gunners’ chances of achieving their goals, which would be real improvement given their consecutive fourth-placed finishes in the last two seasons. City could well be a tough opposition, however, which will make Arsenal’s job all the more harder.
Arsenal host Welsh side Swansea at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night looking to consolidate their place in the top three of the Premier League table.
The Gunners are currently third in the Premier League table, behind second-place Manchester City only on goal difference. Arsene Wenger men also have a game in-hand on the former-champions.
Wenger’s side have not finished in the Premier League’s top two in a decade and a win against Garry Monk’s side would improve their chances of finishing in second spot this season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he’s considering rotating the squad for Monday’s clash against Swansea City, with the likes of Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott having been on the bench in the last few weeks for the Gunners.
The Londoners have confirmed their place in the Champions League for next season, but can also finish the campaign in second place, which would see them avoiding the qualifiers for the European competition. Fourth place would mean Arsenal have to qualify, but high than that would see them avoid it.