Wenger tells fans to reject call to boycott Sunderland game

The Gunners are looking unlikely to finish in the top four, even if they manage to take maximum points from their two remaining games. Let's not go too quickly to conclusions, and focus and give everything at Stoke on Saturday.We know we can only win our games, and we had a strong performance on Sunday.

"Some teams turn up, some teams are on holiday".

"You just expect two teams to play with full power - if the other teams are better, they are better".

Arsenal need one of their rivals to slip up to have a shot at Champions League qualification, but Wenger is pleased by the desire his team have showed in recent weeks, with the win at Stoke marking their third consecutive league victory.

"If you are in any doubt, look at our season and compare that to Chelsea, Juventus and Atletico Madrid".

"We knew that we were playing for our lives really, so any result other than a win wasn't good for us".

"We have two leagues. You always will have regrets because you could have one point more, but you forget as well the games you won in the last minute".

After a second placed finish last season, many expected the Gunners to put in a real title challenge this time around, especially considering the club invested in the likes of Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi last summer.

"It's just a shame we didn't get the result we would have liked". "I would say it's 80/20".

Their impressive 4-1 victory at Stoke City on Saturday followed similarly convincing 2-0 wins against Southampton and Manchester United respectively.

"We've won six out of our last seven games and we have created the momentum again after having a period where we were not stable away from home".

"We lacked defensive stability in some important games this season, and we had to completely rethink the system".

The England midfielder sustained a hamstring injury at St Mary's and will sit out Sunderland and Everton's visits to North London this week, although Wenger rates him positively as a "80-20" chance to feature in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 27.