Wenger: We can't rely on Van Persie

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Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal squad to stand up and be counted on the final day of the season and not just rely on Robin van Persie firing them into the Champions League.

The Gunners' inability to see off Norwich at Emirates Stadium in what was a thrilling 3-3 draw on Saturday did not ultimately prove too costly after Newcastle were beaten by Manchester City and Tottenham failed to win at Aston Villa. Another weekend of unpredictable results means Arsenal retain a one-point advantage in third place heading into their final fixture at West Brom.

Wenger accepts Arsenal cannot have another off day and just hope Van Persie will again dig them out of trouble, and said: "Again we are punished because Robin had to score and many times we do not get enough goals from elsewhere. We had so many obvious chances that you would want somebody else to score one."

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