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Wenger: "To feel sorry for ourselves would be criminal"

posted 24 Feb 2012, 11:27 by Mpelembe   [ updated 24 Feb 2012, 11:28 ]

Arsene Wenger has played down suggestions that Arsenal's season is in crisis saying Sunday's (Feb 26) game with rivals Tottenham is a good opportunity to show character.

Arsenal Arsene Wenger was in positive mood at Friday's (Feb 24) Premier League news conference, seeing his side's upcoming game with rivals Tottenham as an opportunity to show character.
The two sides face each other at The Emirates on Sunday (Feb 26) but Wenger preffered to focus on his own team.

Tottenham are currently 10 points ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League but Wenger was in bullish mood about his side's record.

"We leave everybody's early conclusions and we judge at the end of the season, the only thing that you can say is that in the last 15 years Spurs have finished behind Arsenal"

Wenger believes the game against Tottenham will prove an important test of character for his under fire players.

"You cannot complain, we are in a fantastic job, we have a big game in front of us, to feel sorry for ourselves would be criminal. We have a good opportunity to show that we have character, that we have the mental qualities to play for this club and lets go for it."