Sport Arsene Wenger under pressure to deliver top four

13:55  14 february  2018
13:55  14 february  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come under huge pressure as his side look likely to miss out on a space in a top four which could have implications on his job according to the Mail.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come under huge pressure as his side look likely to miss out on a space in a top four which could have implications on his job according to the Mail.

The Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time since 1997 in Wengers rein something which the board want him to not replicate this season.

His side could still reach the Champions League ahead of next season were they to win the Europa League but due to the standard of sides in the competition, it will be tough to achieve this.

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The North London club used the competition in the group stage as a chance to play the younger players and the fringe players but the experienced French manager will now elect his strongest team moving forward.

Arsenal have a problem in a forward area with Danny Welbeck being the only fit striker for the game.

Oliver Giroud, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez were all sold in January whilst Alexandre Lacazette has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks whilst Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible for the Europa League.

Wenger wants to keep Welbeck .
Arsene Wenger insists he wants to keep Danny Welbeck at Arsenal despite admitting the striker lacks the goalscoring prowess of Harry Kane.  Welbeck has scored just 22 goals over the course of his four seasons at the Emirates and has struggled with injuries since joining the Gunners from Manchester United in 2014. © Provided by BSkyB Getty The arrival of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has limited Welbeck's first-team opportunities this season, but the 27-year-old is likely to feature against Ostersund in the Europa League on Thursday night.

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