'This week may be decisive - if we win'

Arsène Wenger

Arsene Wenger has urged his players to focus on nothing except their own performance ahead of a potentially decisive week in the race for Champions League places.

Three points separate the three teams chasing two top-four spots with Arsenal nestled in fourth, but the table could have a different complexion by the time they face Wigan Athletic on May 14.


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While Wenger's side play once before then - at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday - Chelsea and Tottenham will each be in action three times. That includes a head to head at Stamford Bridge and a trip to Manchester United for the Blues.

"Nobody knows [how decisive this week will be]," said Wenger. "The only thing we know is it can only be decisive if we win our games. That is compulsory.

"We focus on winning our games and then look at the results of other teams. The most important thing is not to lift your head, just focus on our job and continue our strong run. We have put a strong run together and we want to use this belief in a very positive way.

"Chelsea is in front of us and we play catch back. First of all we focus on what is important which is you and your performance and winning the game. We have learned this down the years and it is the right way to behave."

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