Wenger callls for consistency to climb the league

16:26 23 November 2012

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger eyes a rise up the table. Photo credit: Martin Ricketts/PA wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger eyes a rise up the table. Photo credit: Martin Ricketts/PA wire

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Manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to make the most of slip-ups from their rivals to swiftly climb the Premier League table.

The Gunners thumped north London rivals Tottenham 5-2 last weekend, when Manchester United lost at Norwich and Chelsea were beaten away to West Brom, while fifth-placed Everton went down 2-1 at Reading.

Arsenal head into tomorrow’s late kick-off at Aston Villa boosted by their midweek Champions League win over Montpellier, which secured safe passage into the last 16 of the competition.

Wenger feels if the Gunners can build up a head of steam, they can put pressure on the sides above them.

“With what is going on in the league, it looks like the team that can show consistency has a chance,” he said.

“If you have a team who doesn’t drop points no matter what you do, you will never come back (into contention) once the difference is there.

“We had a difficult period, I hope now we can show the consistency that is needed to come back.”

Arsenal suffered a confidence crisis after the October international break, but there were signs during the midweek European tie of the squad once again believing in themselves.

Summer signings Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski all impressed, with the German firing in a fine volley to help seal victory.

“It shows there is good vibes in the dressing room, that they feel accepted, that they feel part of it and that they are capable to adapt to our style of play quite quickly,” said Wenger.

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