Wenger demands Arsenal focus

Despite having gone out of the Champions League on away goals after??Wednesday night’s 2-0 win at Monaco, Arsenal are in good form domestically with a run of eight victories from the last nine league matches.

Arsenal have also progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they will face Reading at Wembley on April 18.

Jose Mourinho, after his leaders Chelsea drew and Manchester City lost last weekend, said he believed Arsenal are back in the title race, albeit with Wenger’s side still seven points behind and having played a match more.

Arsenal will play Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on April 26, but Wenger insists his team must first continue to deliver consistent results and not concern themselves with the form of other sides.

“At the moment we are too far away from Chelsea, but we have an opportunity every week to get closer and for that we need positive results from us, and negative results from Chelsea,” said Wenger.

“The only thing we can master is positive results from us. I believe Chelsea still has a very good cushion and very good security.”

Wenger, who team face Newcastle at St James’ Park on Saturday, continued: “It is very tight. We are on the neck of Man City, but straight behind us we have Man United and Liverpool. Even Tottenham and Southampton are not completely out of it.

“But we just have to focus on our performances and our strengths. I do not count on the weaknesses of any of our opponents.

“It is down to our performances until the end of the season.”