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Wenger wants five out of five wins


WENGER-TOFFEESLONDON, England, April 14-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants his side to kick on from their FA Cup semi-final triumph and win all five of their remaining Premier League matches.

The Gunners welcome West Ham to the Emirates on Tuesday evening following a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Wigan to book their place in the final of the world’s oldest cup competition on Saturday.

However, Wenger’s focus is solely on their league commitment and knows the north Londoners need a win against the Hammers to move back into the top four.

“When you are in a semi-final and you win, it releases a little bit of pressure on the team on that front, but we want to bounce back in the Premier League,” Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.

“Therefore we want to finish strong, we have a battle with Everton and of course it’s now down to consistency in our final games. It [five victories] is the target. Do you need it? Nobody knows, but the target is of course to win every game.

“We just want to not imagine the consequences of not doing it, what you want is just to focus on doing it.

“That is where we have the focus, the quality of the spirit, we have the desire and we are slowly getting our players back, so the squad is not [so] depleted any more.

“I believe that they [Everton] have difficult games and we have difficult games, but we want to focus now on what we know we can do.

“We have a more complete squad and we want to win our games, no matter what Everton does. We want to finish in a strong way.

“We can finish the season well – we can finish in the top four, we can win the FA Cup – so it’s down to how united we will be until the end of the season, and focused together.”