Wenger calls for belief

13 December 2010 10:00
Arsene Wenger has challenged his young Arsenal side to show they have the hunger for success by delivering victory against Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Gunners remain top of the table after Didier Drogba's stoppage-time penalty miss at Tottenham meant Chelsea dropped down to fourth following Manchester City's win at West Ham on Saturday, which left them level on points with the leaders. There is certainly little margin for error in what looks set to be one of the tightest championship battles for many seasons, with United still holding a match in hand on the teams around them. It has been four years since Arsenal beat the Red Devils on home soil. However, in each of the seasons in which they went on to win the Premier League, Wenger's side got a positive result at Old Trafford. The Arsenal manager feels now is the perfect time for his latest generation to deliver. "We have an opportunity to show how good we are - that is what you want in life," Wenger said. "Let's go without any preconceived ideas, not [thinking] about any weakness of Manchester United, nor about any weakness from us, just let's focus on the day, to give your best, play with belief, play for each other and we have a good chance to beat anybody." Wenger maintained: "I know that my team will be really up for it, and I always have great belief in my players - I know how hungry they are for success and am sure that will come out in the game."

Source: PA