Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told his team that they must improve against the top teams in the Premier League and to start showing that improvement by beating Manchester United on Sunday.

The Gunners have been less that impressive when coming up against the likes of; Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham and have only been able to pick up four points in the seven games they've played against the top-five.

After beating Tottenham at home and drawing to City away, the rest of the results have seen Arsene Wenger's men leave empty handed and that is something he wants to change.

The Frenchman has been speaking ahead of his side's match with United on Sunday and has revealed that he believes a lack of self-belief has been costly in the games against top-class opposition and he his hoping things will be different come Sunday.

Wenger told reporters: “I personally believe we have been remarkably consistent against the teams who do not fight for the championship.

“Last year we did well against top teams, but this year we have not.

“I felt it was a lot down to the fact we renewed the team and had a big lack of confidence for a while in the season.

"Now we have a good opportunity on Sunday to show that we have made that step so let's take it.”

When Arsenal kick off against United on Sunday, both their top-four rivals Chelsea and Tottenham would have already played and Wenger admits their results will either add or take away from the pressure that his team have to deal with, but he is confident they will do what they have to do when kick-off arrives.

Wenger continued by saying: “It is a little bit [of a change in dynamic] because it can put more or less pressure on you, but at the end of the day we know we can take care of our future [by taking] care of our own game.

“That is what we want to do. We did it always when we played before [the other teams] and we have to remain the same when we play after them.”


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