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‘We’re on right train, going right way'

By Lloyd Webb

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s form shows that they are “on the right train going the right way”.

The Gunners have won their last three Premier League games and are two points off the top of the table going into the Boxing Day fixture against Southampton.

Wenger is pleased with their position and has noticed several improvements over the course of the past 12 months.

"At the moment, it’s miles too early to say who will win the Premier League"

Arsene Wenger

“The only the thing I can say is 2015, if you look back and try to analyse it, we have been consistent,” he said. "We have had quite a positive year and stabilised our defensive record and improved our record against the strong teams in the Premier League so it looks like we are on the right train going the right way.

“We have been top of the league in previous years and I think football is pragmatic. Nobody can predict what can happen in the next 17 games for example, and you just want to go with the same attitude and spirit.

“The real pressure is not to go down,” he continued. “All the rest is positive pressure. I believe that football is down to performance. In the media it quickly becomes a bit intellectual. Who will win the title? Nobody knows. I’ve worked for a long time in the game and nobody can tell you who will win the title.

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“It’s down to being pragmatic, putting the effort in to win your next game and worrying about your performance. That gives you a chance over a longer distance to maybe achieve your goals. At the moment, it’s miles too early to say who will win the Premier League. We’ve played 17 games - we’re not even at halfway.”

 

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