ARSENAL Vs MANCHESTER CITY : Wenger Fully Focused On City
Arsenal FC will face Manchester City again on Thursday, their second meeting with Pep Guardiola side in five days, the first which am ended with a 3 nil defeat and cost the Gunners the EFL CUP trophy.
The Gunners showed a very non challenging, below par performance against City at Wembly and this has ignited a lot of speculations about his future as manager of the club.
Ahead of the game against Manchester City at the Emirate Stadium, the arsenal Boss maintains that the Wembley loss is in the past and he is fully focused on their next game against City on Thursday.
“We are in that kind of situation where you want to focus on the next game,” he said.
“I don’t ask if your position is reviewed at the end of the season.
“My job is to perform and it is for other people to evaluate.”
CONCERNING CONTRACT RENEWAL
Wenger said: “Will it stop you sleeping, that my position might not be certain or is certain? No.
“What is interesting in football is the performance, it is the game you will see on Thursday night. All the rest maybe makes headlines but it is not really interesting.
“I am amazed I have to answer about things that are exactly the same – I am here for 21 years and turned the world down to respect my contract.”
CONCERNING WEMBLEY LOSS TO CITY
“We have to live with criticism. That is part of the modern game,” he said.
“People who comment, their job is to comment. What is important is how we respond – analyse well and respond together in a united way.”
MOTIVATION FROM WENGER FOR PLAYERS AND FANS
“I’m quite amazed at how people analyse,” he said.
“It looks like we lost against a team in Division Five, we lost against a team that dominates English football at the moment. We have to take a bit of perspective.
“We are very disappointed because we lost an important game.
“I felt it was a very tight game until 2-0. Manchester City had three shots on target and we had two.
“We need to play with more freedom, we played a bit apprehensive.”