Arsene Wenger maintains his Arsenal attack are as good as Manchester United and intends to prove the point by delaying the champions elect a title party with victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Gunners have little other than restoring wounded pride left to play for, given they are now secure in fourth place in the Barclays Premier League and having been dumped out of the FA Cup by Chelsea at Wembley before being handed a European lesson when outclassed over two legs in the semi-final against United.
Nevertheless, a defiant Wenger insists: "If you look at the statistics of the two teams, we have scored a similar amount of goals. In the passing quality in the final third and in the opposition half, we are as good as Manchester United."
He added: "We have a very promising team who can deliver very soon.
"We have conceded more goals and that is where the difference lies; we have conceded 36, they have conceded 24, we have scored 64, they have scored 67.
"Offensively, I do not believe there is a difference. Defensively, there was a difference."
Wenger added on the title: "It looks like it will be Manchester United, but we can still delay it. We have a point to prove, definitely.
"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 January 1 we would give everything in every game until the end of the season.
"That is where we can show we are capable to do that."