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Arsenal boss targets maximum points

Wenger insists there is no margin for error now (©GettyImages)
Wenger insists there is no margin for error now (©GettyImages).

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists there is no room for error as the Gunners go into their final three games of the season looking to secure a Champions League place once again under his reign.

The Frenchman watched his side draw to champions Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and, after picking up the point, he revealed he now wants three wins from three to ensure their finish is positive.

Arsenal started the game brightly and took the lead after just two minutes when a Tomas Rosicky ball found Theo Walcott, who then ran on to slot under David De Gea.

The Gunners were pumped from the first minute and threw themselves into every tackle and also pressed the ball very well, but were caught out when a Bacary Sagna back-pass was intercepted by ex-captain Robin van Persie who then ran into the box and won a penalty after Sagna brought him down.

The Dutchman picked himself up and scored from the spot.

After the game, Wenger believed the draw was a fair result and only had the one regret that they couldn't hold on with the lead until half-time.

"Yes, it was a fair result," he told Arsenal.com. "They had chances on the counter and we had a few chances as well.

"The only regret you have is that we should have gone in to half-time a goal in front. The way we conceded the goal is difficult to swallow. I can only praise the players for the dynamic, the energy and the commitment we have put in.

"We were not patient enough a few times and didn't give our final ball in the final third. From then on, we didn't score. But the situations were there to score the second goal."

After the draw, Wenger insists that there is no room for error as the race for Champions League football next season hots up and he wants his team to push on in their next game away at already-relegated Queens Park Rangers.

"We have no alternative [other than] to win our games and let's start with the next one [at Queens Park Rangers], he added. "At the moment, we look forward. We will look back at the end of the season. Let's give the maximum. Let's continue to play with the spirit we have shown and we'll see where we stand at the end of the season."

 

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