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Arsene Wenger looking for big performance against Manchester United

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his side will have to produce a great performance to be able to pick up three points against newly crowned champions Manchester United on Sunday.

The two sides go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium with Robin van Persie's return taking most of the headlines, but Arsenal's Champions League future is also up for grabs as they battle it out with London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea.

United secured their 20th league title in impressive style on Monday after easing past Aston Villa thanks to a Robin van Persie first-half hat-trick and Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that he will be rotating his squad ahead of the game on Sunday.

Despite already winning the title and rotating his side, Arsene Wenger still believes it will be a very tough game and admits that his side will need to be on top-form if they are to get all three points from the champions.

"As you say, they can relax but it's very difficult to know that," he said to reporters. 

"What we know is that no matter what state Man United will be in, we will need a great performance to beat them and that's what we want to focus on.

"I don't know [if they are motivated by a record points haul]. 

“I expect them to come and try and play their game and win the game, like they always do when they come to the Emirates.

"We can only focus on our own performance. We are on a very strong run in the last 10 games and we have a good level of confidence.

"We have a great desire and it's a good opportunity to show for us that we have moved forward in this league since we played them last time at Old Trafford, which I think we have. It's a good opportunity to show that."

 

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