Wenger makes passionate Arsenal defence

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended his reign at the Emirates.

The Gunners, who were in the hunt for a quadruple only six weeks ago, will go six seasons without a trophy should they fail to overhaul Manchester United at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Defeats to Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final, Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 and Manchester United in the FA Cup have left a bitter taste in the mouth of fans, with some even suggesting that it's time for Wenger to leave.

However, Wenger fired back at his critics when addressing the media earlier today, with the Frenchman stating that he just wants to get the best out of his players. If that doesn't lead to the title, then so be it.


"It's the crucial moment where we have to trust these players, show some strength and not listen to some opinions of people who have not worked half a day in football," stated Wenger.

"They do not know how much work is behind a team like that, and how much mental strength is behind a team like that. We are in a strong position.

"Success is to do the maximum with the talent you have, to be consistent at the top. If there is someone better than you, you have to accept it one day. And that's exactly like us in the competition. If Manchester United is better than us, we have to say congratulations.

"What is important is that we give absolutely everything to beat them - and that is, for me, success."

Wenger has been clear that he expects a better performance from his players following the 0-0 draw with Blackburn last weekend, and Arsenal will need to keep winning and hope for the best if they are to overhaul United at the top of the table.

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