Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: I’m a West Ham fan today
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he will be a West Ham fan today – as he gives the East Enders his full support in their bid to beat top four rivals Liverpool at the London Stadium.
With the Gunners winning 4-1 at Stoke City yesterday to move within one point of Liverpool with only two games remaining the long-serving Frenchman is willing the Irons to take points off Jurgen Klopp’s side today in order to qualify for the Champions League for the 21st season in a row.
Slaven Bilic’s team is in a good run of form after all but ending Spurs title hopes with a 1-0 win earlier this month.
They have also shored up their backline since he switched to a three-man defence, conceding a miserly two goals in their previous five matches – all of which have seen them remain unbeaten.
Speaking after the game in the Potteries, Wenger urged on the Irons saying: “Yes, West Ham will have all my support against Liverpool.
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“We need to move to 72 points and do our job. We will see what happens. We will keep fighting until the end.”
A brace from Olivier Giroud, a Mesut Ozil goal, involving a sublime through-ball from Alexis Sanchez, and a goal from the Chilean saw Arsenal show character to thrash Mark Hughes’ Stoke side, as the race for fourth spot hots up – starting with today’s crucial game in East London.
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