Arsenal have a “more complete squad” than Everton claims Arsene Wenger
The Gunners looking to leapfrog the Toffees tonight when they take on West Ham
April 15th, 2014
Arsenal fans were dreaming of the Premier League title earlier in the season although they now face a scrap with Everton to land fourth place and ensure that their long run in the Champions League continues.
Arsene Wenger’s team booked their place in the FA Cup final on Saturday when beating Wigan in a penalty shoot-out, although the Frenchman admits that the priority is still the Premier League and finishing fourth is imperative.
Both sides have five games remaining to stake their claim for a top four berth, with Wenger claiming that the Gunners have a more complete squad even though they trail Everton by two points and West Ham are likely to cause a few problems at the Emirates.
Wenger said: “We are slowly getting our players back, so the squad is not so depleted any more.
“I believe that Everton have difficult games and we have difficult games, but we want to focus now on what we know we can do.
“We have a more complete squad and we want to win our games, no matter what Everton does. We want to finish in a strong way.
“We can finish the season well – we can finish in the top four, we can win the FA Cup – so it’s down to how united we will be until the end of the season, and focused together.”
Laurent Koscielny and Tomas Rosicky could be back and Wenger expects to have Mesut Ozil fit for the weekend trip to Hull.
“When you are in a semi-final and you win it releases a little bit of pressure on the team, but we want to bounce back in the Premier League,” he said.
“We know that one of the main targets – the main target – is the Premier League, and therefore we want to finish strong. We have a battle with Everton and it’s now down to consistency in the final games.
“Five victories is the target. Do you need it? Nobody knows, but the target is of course to win every game.
“We just want to not imagine the consequences of not doing it, what you want is just to focus on doing it.”