Arsene Wenger Tells Arsenal To ‘Win At All Costs’

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Gunners’ boss believes every game to be a cup final in end of season run-in.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told his side to ‘win at all costs’ according to The Mirror.

The Gunners travel to Swansea this weekend knowing that defeat would all but end their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Arsenal are in buoyant mood after securing a 2-0 away victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week.

The result was not enough to overcome a 3-1 deficit from the first leg with the German giants going through to the next round of the competition on the away goals rule.

But the game has at least restored some confidence at the club who are facing the prospect of missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time since Wenger took charge of the club.

Arsenal currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League, five points off Chelsea who sit in fourth.

The side have suffered from a number of defensive lapses this season, most recently in the North London derby.

They have also struggled to replace Dutch striker Robin Van Persie, who left the club last summer to join current Premier League leaders Manchester United.

Wenger knows that Champions League qualification is vital if they hope to attract the game’s biggest names in this summer’s transfer market.

‘For us, every game is a cup final’, said Wenger.  ‘Swansea is always a difficult place to go and we will need to repeat the game we had at Bayern Munich, it is as simple as that. Solidarity, fighting spirit and win at all costs.

‘We have to check how the players recover. You want to see how the players are after such an intense game.

‘I always believe we have the quality to be in the top four. Ten games is a long way to go and it is down to consistency. The away games will have a vital part of our final position. Tomorrow is a big away game so it is important we prepare for it.

‘If you ask any club, the first priority will to be in the Champions League. For us, it is the same. It will be our main focus and if we can do it again, that is our target. It will give us a chance next year to fight at the top level.’

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