Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he’s basking in the euphoria of joy after his team’s hard-fought win over English rivals Leicester City, adding that the win comes with a huge “plus.”
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Wenger’s team won 1-0 against the current Premier League champions on Wednesday 26, after a painful FA Cup loss (2-1) to Manchester City on 23 April.
The Gunners are expected to field a formidable team against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on 30 April, 2017, as they attempt fighting their way back into the last four.
However, football analysts favor The Spurs who are second on the league table with four points adrift EPL leaders Chelsea (78).
The unfazed Arsenal manager says he’s aware of the challenges ahead and has promised to secure some crucial wins with blood, sweat and tears — as fans are demanding.
“Every win gives you a little plus,” the Frenchman said as he plots to steer his team back to their old winning ways. “And on that front, plus plus, plus plus, will help us to go into the next game really focused and with a great desire to win at Tottenham.”
As recent results show, the 67-year-old admits his team needs confidence to finish with their heads high at the end of this 2016/17 Premier League season. Describing their last Wednesday’s match against The Foxes, Wenger said: “During our match against against Leicester City, we took the initiative all through the game. We played against a team who defended very well and very deep.
“The league leaders didn’t give us any space. They are difficult to destabilie and to get out of position.
“Overall we needed to be patient and not become too nervous. In the end we took all the risks, all the gambles – and it paid off.
“I am very happy, because the hunger was there, the desire was there, the discipline was there, just what we missed a little bit was the zip in the change of pace and the penetration a little bit. That’s maybe why we suffered a little bit and couldn’t kill the game off.”