Arsenal stars will step up – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has backed his key players to come good and deliver the League title to Arsenal for the first time in 12 years.

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The Gunners travel to Manchester United on Sunday afternoon on the back of a goalless FA Cup fifth-round draw with Hull and a 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

But Wenger’s side remain well and truly in the mix for the Premier League crown, which Arsenal last lifted in 2004, after beating leaders Leicester in their last outing – with either Arsenal or Spurs winning the title priced at 8/13 with Titanbet.

The trip to Old Trafford will invoke memories of the scintillating 3-0 success over United at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the season, where a brace from Alexis Sanchez and a goal from Mesut Ozil had the hosts three goals up inside the opening 20 minutes.

United were outplayed for much of that contest but, despite their lofty league position, Arsenal have struggled to replicate anything like that sort of form in recent weeks and Wenger has already spoken of his concern for the goals ‘drying up’.

But he believes the likes of Sanchez, Ozil and Olivier Giroud can rediscover their goalscoring touch and impressive form to make sure they do not let a great chance to seal a 14th top-tier title slip through their grasp.

“They will all get back (to their best),” said Wenger.

“We have to raise our level at the right moment. You want to raise your level and after, individually, the players will benefit from that.

“When we attack well, Sanchez will be very dangerous so we have to focus on attacking well together and after that it’s important to remember that we worked very hard to be in this position.

“At half-time against Leicester (losing 1-0), we were eight points behind them. Today we are two points behind. We have to take advantage of that.”

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