Wenger’s hopes lifted by fighting spirit

first_imgArsenal were made to work hard for the points, though, after they went down to 10 men following the dismissal of Per Mertesacker for a foul on Shane Long inside the penalty area.James Morrison converted the resulting penalty but despite a sustained period of pressure, the home side were unable to find an equaliser as Arsenal’s players fought hard to secure a victory.And Wenger remains confident his side will win the battle to finish fourth in the Premier League after the determination shown by his team.“I believe we will do it. We are conscious as well we have to give 100 percent commitment in every game and it will be difficult and edgy to the end,” Wenger said.“We know we have one target – to win our games, then we don’t have to look at Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea. If you lose our games, then you have to look at the results of the others. Our attitude is simple: we have to win the games.“I am very pleased, it is three big points. We have 22 points out of the last 27 but we know our target is to continue to do that until the end of the season. We are ready for the fight.“It was a difficult game against a good West Bromwich side, who were really up for it. They fought until the very last second of the game.“We have shown important aspects to our game: control and technical quality, and one that is less known, fighting spirit and battling qualities that reflect well on the spirit in our side.”Rosicky’s performance in particular drew praise from Wenger, who is keen for the player to end his career at the London club.The 32-year-old midfielder, who had only scored one goal this season before the match against West Brom, has just over one year left on his current deal.“He was fantastic. He is an important player for us. Unfortunately he was out injured for a long time but every year he gives us a push at the end of the season,” Wenger said.“Tomas is a quality player and he looked dangerous. I hope he finishes his career with us. I rate him that highly.”Albion manager Steve Clarke insists there is no danger of his players relaxing in the remainder of the campaign despite there being relatively little for them to play for.Clarke’s players showed plenty of pluck against Arsenal and even though they look set to end the season in mid-table, he believes they will continue to push for the maximum number of points available.“I don’t think you can say we took it easy or we didn’t show a determination to get something against Arsenal. At 2-0 down it would have been easy to switch off, but we didn’t,” Clarke said.“We kept going and tried to get back in it, and we created a number of really good chances that fell to people who normally score them. On another day, we could be talking about a good comeback from 2-0 down.“I can’t guarantee results but I can guarantee in every game between now and the end of the season, the team will have a go. We’ll try and reach the next target we’ve set, which is 50 points.“It would be nice to get at least one more league win here at home out of the three we’ve got left, because that then gives us a record here for the number of Premier League home wins.“We’ve got plenty to keep ourselves occupied and keep ourselves ambitious about.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000WEST BROMWICH, United Kingdom, April 7 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the battling qualities shown by his side will ensure they qualify for next season’s Champions League.Wenger’s side secured a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday thanks to two goals from Czech Republic international Tomas Rosicky.last_img read more


first_imgAround seventy businesses in Donegal have been busy networking at the Doing Business in Donegal event in the Mount Errigal this morning.Crowds have flocked to the event since the doors opened at 12 noon, the networking event lasts until 5pm and admission is FREE!The showcase organised by the Donegal Local Enterprise Office has gifts, candy, crafts and lots more besides and there has been a real buzz at the venue all morning even before the doors opened to the public Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise told Donegal Daily, “The businesses who are exhibiting is representative of many of the small and medium local enterprises that exist in Donegal.“There are 70 stands with food, gifts, sweets, crafts, books etc on sale, but there are also be services too like photography, marketing, graphic design, PR, health and fitness and more.“Other stands will be of interest to those looking for services for house and home and will feature such areas as construction, insulation, showers, gates and stairs.With only weeks to go now until Christmas, today’s showcase could be the place to find that perfect gift. But more than simply a Christmas gift fair it also has an extensive range of commercial services on offer to members of the public or indeed to other businesses who can pop along any time until 5pm.  PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE BRILLIANT ‘DOING BUSINESS IN DONEGAL’ NETWORKING EVENT was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesLEOLocal Enterprisenewspicture speciallast_img read more