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Wenger: We Can Win it All
ESPN Soccernet, September 18th, 2006 4:23PM

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After one point from three games, pundits across Europe were ready to write off Arsenal's title chances, but after yesterday's pulsating win over league leader Manchester United, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reiterated what he has felt all along: "We want to win the championship, and I believe we can." The win moved Arsenal up to 10th from the bottom of the standings, just seven points behind Man Utd and Chelsea with a game in hand. After a 1-0 victory away to Charlton, Portsmouth took over top spot with 13 points. Said Wenger: "Everybody has written us off already, and when we open some newspapers it seems as though we will be playing in Division 1 next season." The Arsenal manager pointed out that this is largely the same squad that beat Real Madrid and Juventus en route to the Champions League final last seasonwith the notable addition of William Gallas, Julio Baptista and Tomas Rosicky, and the notable absence of Ashley Cole, Sol Campbell and Robert Pires. Arsenal will be buoyed by the strong, if inconsistent performance of goal-scorer Emmanuel Adebayor, who started in place of injured pair Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie. "I can keep telling the players they are great -- but if the words are not backed up by points, it is bound to have a subconscious effect on the them," said Wenger. "I am not stupid enough to think nothing can happen to us. I have seen very good teams suddenly look average when doubt creeps in." Given the circumstances, the win at Old Trafford could prove to be the massive boost for the Gunners needed. Read the original story...


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