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Wenger won't take Burnley lightly

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Arsene Wenger has warned his young Arsenal side they cannot relax for one moment as they look to maintain their title drive with victory at Burnley.

The Gunners came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday, closing the gap on Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea to six points with a match in hand. Burnley, though, have lost only once at Turf Moor in the league and beat Manchester United there earlier this season.

"If we have learned one thing from the beginning of the season until now, it is that every single team has to be considered very seriously and we have to be highly committed and focused," said Wenger.

"The real message we have given out [after Sunday] is that Arsenal is ready for a fight and that we do not give up.

"But to think that we can relax would just demonstrate we are not very intelligent. I believe we are.

"I am impressed by Burnley's home form and it is another big game for us. But I am convinced that, with a great performance, we will come back with the three points."

Wenger feels this campaign is one of the hardest to call in recent times.

"Things change very quickly," he said.

"What looks for definite in this league is just short term. No situation is definitely established.

"Chelsea looked to be running away with it two weeks ago, today it is different. That is why, certainly since I have been here, this is the most open championship."

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