Wenger wary of Milan as Arsenal try to snap losing run


Arsène Wenger has accepted that a top-four finish is out of the equation, which means Arsenal need to win the Europa League to return to the Champions League. "It is important to have everyone behind us".

They will have the chance to redeem themselves, however, and give boss Arsene Wenger hope of another season in charge should they come out in top in their clash with AC Milan on Thursday.

The North Londoners progressed in the Europa League despite losing 2-1 to Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the second leg of their last-32 tie, but then suffered back-to-back 3-0 humiliations against Manchester City in the League Cup final and the Premier League.

Former Crystal Palace and England manager Sam Allardyce was brought in to ensure Premier League safety for the Toffees when he was appointed back in late November. "I believe a quality of manager is to try and shorten a crisis, and I believe I can do that".

At a press conference, the Frenchman told reporters: "I think first of all, the players are a bit affected because they want to win".

Arsenal have started 2018 in awful form and the pressure on Arsene Wenger's position is looking like it finally may reach breaking point.

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Things have changed now though for the Barcelona-born star and the Italian source claim Barcelona have a free run at signing the player this summer. This is reported to have prompted the club leadership to plan a meeting with the fans, which will take place this coming weekend at Emirates Stadium.

Former France striker Henry, who is now an assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, was asked on Sky Sports if he would take the Arsenal job should the opportunity arise.

I have had a look at Barcelona's home form, and other than a pre-season Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid, they have not lost a competitive game at home for SIXTEEN MONTHS and they haven't lost a home Champions League match for FIVE YEARS!

"We are hypothetically speaking before people jump ahead of everything, (but) I have never backed down from a challenge since I was young".

Since joining the club in 1996, Wenger has transformed Arsenal into one of the biggest football teams, and sports franchises, in the world of sport.

But Henry is unperturbed. You deserve better. Thats all i have to say.

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