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Wenger warns Arsenal ahead of crucial Montpellier match

15:48 20 November 2012

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger warned there can be no room for complacency against Champions League Group B whipping-boys Montpellier at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Gunners head into the European clash against the French club boosted by Saturday’s 5-2 trashing of north London rivals Tottenham.

Montpellier, meanwhile, are without a win in their last four matches, and have no chance of making the last 16, bottom of the group with just one point.

Victory for Arsenal, coupled with a home win for Schalke against Olympiacos, would see them qualified ahead of Matchday Six.

Wenger, though, insists his team must go into tomorrow’s encounter with the correct focus if they are to avoid a second successive home European defeat.

“Not for a second would I think the team will be complacent tomorrow - they will be full of desire to do well and win the game, I am certain of that,” he said.

“It is important on the back of the Tottenham game we show another good performance and a resolute attitude, that is at stake for me tomorrow. After, if we produce the quality performance, we will win the game.

“We do it step by step. First of all we want to qualify, then try to top the group, so let us just win the game tomorrow.”

Wenger added: “Montpellier had a slow start to the season, but they have rediscovered their balance over the last few months and they played very well against Paris St Germain.

“It should be an open game because a draw is not good for either side.”

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