London, Feb 26 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side’s Premier League clash against rival English football club Manchester United this Sunday will mark the beginning of a key period in the ongoing season.
The ‘Gunners’ are presently fighting in three different championships which can lead to seven games in the next 21 days. Arsenal are two points adrift of Premier League leaders Leicester City with 12 encounters still left.
“It is the key period. We work the whole season for this period and that’s where you’re really tested but it’s where you have an opportunity to show your quality as well. On that front, that is the most interesting period of the season,” Wenger was quoted as saying by the club’s official website on Friday.
“You can show quality, nerves and desire as well. We need to focus on the Premier League where we have a big part to play. Everybody drops points and it is unpredictable. We have rebuilt a good run in the Premier League and we need to continue that.”
The Frenchman added that his side are keen on continuing their good run in the league and are not worried about how much points they can amass.
“How many points that will be needed (to win the title)? We don’t know. Let’s not set any limit on the number of points we can get. We have put ourselves in a strong position again. We want to take advantage of that and continue our good run in the Premier League,” he said.