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Wenger: We Must Go For Second

Wenger: We Must Go For Second

Arsene Wenger has admitted that the 2-1 reverse at Old Trafford last Sunday, which halted Arsenal's title charge once and for all, still wrangles. But he insisted that his team must aim to finish as high in the table as possible.

Speaking of Sunday's defeat Wenger said,
'It will never go out of my system, but we want to focus forwards and what is in front of us,'

'Now is a good opportunity for us to show mental strength and to finish as well as we can, as high as we can because second place is still possible.' Wenger told the official website.

Le Boss was keen to stress that despite a difficult two months for Arsenal, his young charges had made another step in their development in this campaign,
'Overall, I believe we have made big progress this season. We were very close to the two trophies which really matter to us and we want to go into the next season feeling we have moved forward.

'I believe we will benefit from all which we have learned this year and will come back even stronger.'

Here, here. Adversity brings steel and I can see the tumultuous end to our campaign instilling a character and togetherness in the side that will reap rich rewards next season. We are already three points up on last season's points total and the likes of Bendtner, Walcott and Senderos will have learned a great deal. People are very quick to forget that the Invincibles were built on the back of consecutive painful Cup Final defeats to Galatasaray and Liverpool. Let's hope the recent malaise serves to galvanise the Gunners.



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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Thursday April 17 2008
Time: 9:43PM

Comments

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He'd better be right!
ajwb
17/04/2008 21:48:00
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The '71 double was forged from a young team which suffered the humiliation of a League Cup defeat against Swindon which in turn had followed an unfortunate defeat in the final of the same competition against Leeds a year earlier. History shows that your failures can breed the strength to go that step further.
Amos.
17/04/2008 21:51:00
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But we're in second! :)
Fan of Blues
17/04/2008 22:46:00
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Forget 2nd. It's gone. Face it. Worry about staying 3rd.
Bumps
18/04/2008 00:26:00
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I feel that Arsenal should stop talking until they win something. I remember last season all the talk was about winning the Champions league, then it was about going for second place, then it was about making sure we kept fourth place. I recently heard Ade talking about next season. Forget the talk and get on with playing football that is capable of converting the great play into wins.
Professor Calculus
18/04/2008 00:34:00
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ys I saw this really good joke today, thought i'd share it with you. ........................................Thieves took advantage of the "Battle of Britain” Champions League match Between Liverpool and Arsenal on Wednesday night to burgle two more footballers’ homes. The first unfortunate player was Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard. The crooks got away with countless items of football memorabilia including many of Gerrard’s own medals. Amongst the items currently being hunted by police are: 2 FA Cup winners medals, FA Youth Cup winners medal, 2 league cup winners medals, Champions league winners medal, Uefa cup winners medal, 2 super cup winners medals, 2 charity shield winners medals, They also took a number of personal awards including. player of the year, young player of the year and his much cherished MBE. The other unfortunate player to be targeted was Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas. Thieves are thought have escaped with a kettle and a toaster. Like it ................ No ............ oh well guess i'll never have friends here.
YidEdy
18/04/2008 00:44:00
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Thieves burgled Edy brain late last night. Police reports say nothing was taken as it was empty!!
vavavoom14
18/04/2008 00:54:00
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heres a good joke for you spuddy....2 tinpot league cups in 17 years!
vavavoom14
18/04/2008 00:56:00
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dont actually think you have any friends anywhere!!
vavavoom14
18/04/2008 00:59:00
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Ahh and I thought you were my friend, I'm hurt.
YidEdy
18/04/2008 01:44:00
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