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Arsene Wenger ahead of Leicester, urges focus ahead of crucial month


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his players have to bounce back immediately from the disappointment of Saturday's defeat away at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners lost the fifth place in the Premier League after the 2-1 defeat against Pochettino's men but can get back on winning terms straight away when they host Leicester City on Tuesday night.

"[Leicester] look like a team who plays in the Premier League and fights to survive in the Premier League," Wenger said.

"That means it demands a complete focus from us and that we respond very strongly to our defeat on Saturday.

"We had a very strong run just before Saturday. We just want to continue that and respond very strongly to the disappointment.

"It's about performance on the day and because the Premier League is tight, the difference between the teams is very small.

"If you look at the table, nobody [near the bottom of the league is] definitely out of the fight, so I think all the teams who are down there and fighting to survive can stay up."

The Gunners will play three of their remaining four February games at home but the Frenchman has urged his team to keep the focus as the season reaches it's final third.

"What you focus on is how you can put your team in a position to respond well and quickly, and get on with your job," he said.

"We have a very important period in front of us, with the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup. It is important that the team responds very well and very quickly.

"We are going into a period where we play many games and where all our squad will be highly important. [It is important that] every player is focused, determined and ambitious."

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