English Premiership

Wenger urges Gunners to build on West Ham win

2017-04-06 17:01
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Cape Town - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged his players to build on their victory over West Ham United as they aim to finish the season on a high.

The Gunners were without a win in their last three Premier League games before cruising past the Hammers 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Despite the win, Arsenal remain four points outside the top four and Wenger knows they need to keep bagging three points in their upcoming games to challenge for a UEFA Champions League spot.

"West Ham defended well in the first half and we needed to find a solution in the second half. We were convincing after the break," he told BBC Sport.

"We come out of a difficult period and our confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly. We are in the final sprint in the Premier League. Consistency will be very important.

"We have a little handicap on the points front. We have fewer possibilities to drop points."

Arsenal next travel to Selhurst Park to face cross-town rivals Crystal Palace in an English Premiership clash on Monday evening.

Kick off is at 21:00.

 

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Saturday, 18 January 2020
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur, Vicarage Road 14:30
Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth, Carrow Road 17:00
Arsenal v Sheffield United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Crystal Palace, Etihad Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v Everton, London Stadium 17:00
Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers, St. Mary's Stadium 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Aston Villa, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Newcastle United v Chelsea, St. James' Park 19:30
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Burnley v Leicester City, Turf Moor 16:00
Liverpool v Manchester United, Anfield 18:30
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Sheffield United v Manchester City, Bramall Lane 21:30
Everton v Newcastle United, Goodison Park 21:30
Crystal Palace v Southampton, Selhurst Park 21:30
Aston Villa v Watford, Villa Park 21:30
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion, Vitality Stadium 21:30
Chelsea v Arsenal, Stamford Bridge 22:15
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