Wenger – focus is on us, not United schedule

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the onus is on his own side to take the title from Manchester United, rather than relying on United’s congested schedule.

"[Their schedule] can be a handicap, but will it be? I don't know,” the Arsenal manager said.

“When you have momentum it can be helpful as long as everything goes for you - they had that in 1999 [when Manchester United won the treble], where the championship was very close between us and them.”


"What has changed between 1999 and today is that every game is much more difficult in the Premier League, especially for Manchester United away from home like anybody else.

“The games are not like before - it is much more difficult for everyone away from home now.”

Wenger believes that in their final seven games, Arsenal needs to focus on getting as close to 21 points as possible, as the run to the end of the season hits full throttle.

"The only thing I do know is it will be only helpful to us to win our games, so we just have to focus to try and win our games,” Wenger said.

“For the rest we cannot look too much."

Arsenal are within ten points of snatching the title from Manchester United, and have two games in hand. Should they win these, and beat Manchester United when the two meet in May, Arsenal could just clinch the title from the favourites.

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