Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal fans as end of an era looms

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Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal fans as end of an era looms
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05 April, 2017

Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero twice fired City into the lead in the first half, but Arsenal equalised through Theo Walcott before Shkodran Mustafi's header after the break ensured the points were shared.

After the two clubs reached a tie, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero nearly scored again, at which point Wenger was not having it anymore.

"I tell myself to finish as high as possible..."

"It will help us to rebuild confidence because the players felt that we showed some mental strength".

"We just came back from the worldwide break and our confidence is slowly coming back".

"I felt they were absolutely sensational and helped the team today get through that hard moment".

Arsenal, will host West Ham on Wednesday in a Premier League clash, and are now sixth in the table, seven points from Manchester City in fourth.

Arsene Wenger says he has not been set any specific targets by the Arsenal board this season - but insisted the achievement of finishing in the top four has always been undervalued.

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The game was played at a frenetic pace at times with both sides desperate for a win.

The board are believed to be keen for Wenger - who has coached Arsenal to a top four finish every season he has been there - to re-sign but have also demanded he make changes to his backroom staff.

Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been offered a two-year extension and said on 18 March he will announce his future plans "very soon".

Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1997 but a section of the fans now want him to go after a string of poor results.

Wenger was unable to provide a prognosis on the Achilles injury that forced centre-back Laurent Koscielny to leave the fray at half-time.

"Monreal said he touched the ball with his hand", said Guardiola, who added: "He also said to me that England, in these kind of situations, there are no whistles".

'Honestly. I don't know what to say.

Guardiola said the full-back even admitted after the match that he had committed a foul, but referee Andre Marriner waved away the appeals. "We still have everything left to play for". But I don't think many managers could have done what he has in the last 10 years. It wouldn't have been good for us to lose three points again (against City), so we've dropped two.


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