By Rob Kelly
Arsène Wenger insists he is not feeling under any added pressure ahead of his side’s clash against Manchester United.
The Gunners have lost their last two league matches and come face to face with the champions at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal could find themselves seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea by the time they take on United, but Wenger says he is relishing the challenge.
“I feel the same pressure because I always want to win the next game. But it is positive because you always hope to do it and have the confidence to do it,” he said.
“You want to play big games, and this is a big game that comes at a moment when we want to convince people that we are capable of coming back into the top four. There is no better opportunity than [facing] Man Utd to show that.
“Things can change quickly, therefore it is important that we keep our belief in our game, in our players, and that we go into the game with that belief.”
Wenger says his side must use the visit of United to prove their credentials once more after those disappointing defeats against Fulham and Swansea.
“We are really frustrated because we made the minimum of our last two games. We were twice leading and in the end we lost them both,” he said.
“We play a big game, but another thing that is important is to come back to winning habits. We were on a very strong run before [those defeats], and we lost that run in a way that is difficult to accept because everything went against us in the two games. But we have to accept that and win our game on Sunday.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 20 Jan 2012