Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has issued a rallying call to his team ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester United, according to ESPN.co.uk.
But Wenger believes Arsenal will go into the match in high spirits after gaining five wins from their last six matches to put the club on the brink of Champions League qualification.
Wenger said: “We are on a very strong run. We have a good level of confidence and a great desire. We need total desire, commitment and focus to achieve what we want to achieve.
“What we know is that we will need a great performance to beat Manchester United. That’s what we will focus on.”
Sunday’s match will see Robin van Persie return to north London for the first time since swapping the Gunners for United last summer, but his former boss insists that the club has moved on from the loss of the Dutchman.
Wenger said: “You always miss a big player but now we are stabilised.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United are still on course to secure a Premier League record by achieving the highest points tally ever in the division, but must win at the Emirates Stadium to keep that hope alive.
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