Wenger's moment of truth

29 November 2006 08:00
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has urged his players to stand up and be counted as they face a make or break period of their season. The Gunners face London rivals Fulham on Wednesday night just four days after they suffered a costly 3-1 defeat at bogey side Bolton Wanderers. On Saturday they go head-to-head with north London rivals Tottenham, before facing FC Porto in a vital Champions League meeting in midweek. Ahead of the vital seven-day period, Wenger has issued a rallying cry. "The period that comes up now for us is the moment of truth. We must not hide," said the Frenchman. "There is a big obstacle in front of the players. I feel they are ready to jump it - and they have a fantastic leap. "If they are not, we have no chance to do it. They will try, but I am confident."

Source: ESA