Under-fire Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has ordered his Arsenal players to win every match in order to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY GameContract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored on Monday to help Arsenal register their first Premier League away win for the last three months.

Arsenal are now sixth in the Premier League table – seven points behind fourth placed Manchester City and with a game in hand.

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY GameAnd while talking about Arsenal’s poor run of results and their Champions League humiliation, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain slammed the entire squad for not giving their 100 per cent into the game.

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY GameHe admitted: “We have not been good enough, we need to take responsibility for that and today we had to win.”

“It is a massive honour to play for a team like Arsenal, you have to give 100 per cent and maybe that has been slipping recently.”

Arsene Wenger admitted that his players finally overcame “nervousness” – as it seemed that they lacked confidence before the Premier League clash with Middlesbrough.

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY GameWhen asked about their chances of finishing in the top-four for a place in the Champions League next season, Wenger said: “For us, the clarity is there, we have to win every game to have a chance of getting in the top four, starting tonight.”

“The team was a bit more serene. We were a bit over cautious in situations tonight. Hopefully that will give us more confidence. Mathematically it is still possible, even if it is difficult, but we will give it a go.”

“The players care. When you don’t win confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly. I felt there was nervousness there in the way we played.”

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY GameArsenal are now all geared up to lock horns with Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final clash at Wembley, followed by league games against Leicester, Spurs and Manchester United.

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY GameAnd Wenger also accentuated that he played three centre backs on Monday – “for the first time in 20 years.”

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY GameHe joked: “It shows at my age you can change. Sometimes when your team lacks confidence, something new helps them believe and focus.”

“The fact we conceded three at West Brom and three at Palace, I feel it was needed.”

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY Game“We have a break in the Premier League and we have a good chance on Sunday. It is at Wembley and it will be interesting.”

Wenger Says Arsenal Can Still Claim Champions League Spot   But Must Win EVERY Game

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Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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