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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wenger calls for concentration

Arsene Wenger insists he is not getting carried away with Arsenal's current form, as he demands concentration as his side look to win their first Premier League title since 2004.

The French manager knows he must bring trophies to the Emirates soon, as it has been five years since they last won silverware and six since they last paraded the Premier League trophy in front of their fans.

They have had a strong start to the season, after drawing their opening league game against Liverpool they have gone on an unbeaten run in all competitions and scored ten goals in their last two games.

A 4-1 win over Bolton was followed by a 6-0 thrashing of Braga in the Champions League, but Wenger is not getting too confident about his side's chances of glory this season as he knows they could come unstuck at any time, even if the Champions League betting suggest they are in with a chance of success.

Over the last few season it has been Arsenal's inability to beat some of the so-called lesser teams that has seen them fall short in the Premier League title battle, so this weekend's trip to play Sunderland is vital if they want to keep up with leader s Chelsea.

Wenger said: "It is the start of the season and I think it is important that we take encouragement from what we are doing at the moment.

"We will keep our feet on the ground and a good concentration. We have another big test now at Sunderland on Saturday."

The Premier League betting suggests the side can win the title, but Arsenal are currently without some key players through injury and they need to ensure they do not lose ground in the title race as a result. Their attacking potential has to be hampered though by the fact both Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie are missing for at least the next month.

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