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However, despite it looking like it will go down right to the last game of the season, Wenger refuted suggestions that if they secured a top-four finish, it would be one of his best.

Despite an improvement in points return, Arsenal were beaten 2-0 at rivals Spurs late last month and goalkeeper Cech acknowledged that loss may have left the team with too much to do in the hunt for a Champions League place.

"But I believe that, for us, it's important to maintain the focus and intensity in every single game".

Arsenal will be facing a Stoke side with just one win from their last nine games, yet City manager Mark Hughes is confident his players will rise to the occasion.

Wenger has admitted that he's tempted to freshen things up as we prepare to play our third game in six days so Granit Xhaka may be due a breather as he's been carrying an ankle/calf injury.

After a boring first half, Sanchez produced a moment of magic to open the scoring when the Chilean wrong-footed two defenders in the box before calmly slotting home.

As safety has been reached, Arsenal are the side who will crave the three points more, desperately trying to remain in the hunt for the top four after a tumultuous season.

However, in the 21 years Arsenal have spent above Tottenham, the Gunners have won three Premier League titles and six FA Cups.

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Never-ending questions over Arsene Wenger's future have been matched by never-ending calls for the manager to step away at the end of the season.

Wenger has often been jeered by his own fans over his torrid record against Stoke but he admitted he is happy to cop the abuse if it means his team are protected.

"We knew that coming here is not easy to play, it's a good team, a team that like to play".

Stoke host Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday May 13, with kick-off at 5:30pm.

The Englishman however picked up an injury in the match against Southampton, and although Wenger confirmed the Ox's hamstring was tight, it is likely to have been stressed by fatigue.

"He was walking properly".

Okocha hopes to see Wenger continue in north London and says the often-criticised 67-year-old deserves significant respect.

It was a fairly dismal evening for a Southampton side who had drawn their previous two games 0-0 and mustered few chances in another largely toothless display. "But it is an overall, worldwide thing now. Opportunities, chances, good play, but no clinical edge".

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