By Declan Taylor
Arsène Wenger has declared that Arsenal have a “point to prove” when they face their Champions League conquerors Manchester United on Saturday.
Victory against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night means that United only need a point to claim the Premier League crown at the weekend with Arsenal the visitors to Old Trafford.
Less than a fortnight ago the Red Devils dumped Wenger’s men out of Europe with a 4-1 aggregate victory in the Semi-Final. And with that disappointment still tangible, Wenger views Saturday’s clash as more a matter of pride than a desire to ‘poop the title party’.
“We have a point to prove, definitely," the manager said at Thursday’s press conference.
“It looks like it will be Man United who win the League but we can still delay it. We want to play for our pride and be respected for who we are, that is people who love the game they play.
“We promised ourselves on the first of January we would give everything in every game until the end of the season.
“This is where we can show we are capable to do that.”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 14 May 2009