Arsene Wenger targets 'vital' West Ham win

Wenger targets 'vital' Hammers win
© AP Photos
Arsene Wenger says it is "vital" that Arsenal beat West Ham United on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted it is "vital" that his side beat West Ham United on Wednesday.

The Gunners currently sit sixth in the Premier League, seven points off fourth place having lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Frenchman is adamant that his side must bounce back from their defeat to the Blues.

"It is vital for us," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "We are in a position where you are of course concerned by where we are. It's very difficult to accept because you feel there is a lot of quality in the team but football is [about] efficiency and spirit of efficiency.

"You cannot test the water and then decide what you do. We have to start with full cylinders from the first minute.

"The quality is there. I always hope that it will strengthen the belief of our team. At the moment we have a battle on that front and hopefully we'll sort that out very quickly."

Arsenal host the Hammers at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Arsenal players surround referee Mike Dean following the sending off of Laurent Koscielny against Man City on January 13, 2013
Read Next:
Gray: 'Arsenal not a top-four side'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account