Arsene Wenger has hinted Arsenal will focus on the Premier League – despite key games coming also around the corner in the FA Cup and Champions League.
Following the 2-0 loss to Barcelona and a goalless FA Cup fifth-round draw at home to Hull last weekend, Arsenal return to league action at Manchester United on Sunday.
The Gunners go into the weekend just two points off the top of the table but, with an FA Cup replay and the return leg in Spain to come, Wenger’s men face a run of seven games in 22 days.
“It is the key period,” he said.
“We work the whole season for this period and that’s where you’re really tested but it’s where you have an opportunity to show your quality as well.
“On that front I agree that it is the most interesting period of the season. It’s a period of the season where you can show quality, nerves and desire as well.
“Everybody drops points. It is unpredictable. We have rebuilt a good run in the Premier League and we need to continue that. We need to get over the disappointment of the result in the Premier League.
“We need to focus on the Premier League where we have a big part to play. How many points that will be needed, we don’t know. Let’s not set any limit on the number of points we can get.”