FA Cup: Arsene Wenger: Arsenal need to show more consistency
Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal stars to show more consistency as the FA Cup holders try to get their spluttering season back on track in today's quarter-final against Watford
London: Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal stars to show more consistency as the FA Cup holders try to get their spluttering season back on track in today's quarter-final against Watford.
Wenger's side host the Hornets at a time when they are languishing eight points behind leaders Leicester in the Premier League and teetering on the brink of another tame Champions League exit.
On Wednesday, Arsenal must overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit in the Champions League against Barcelona to avoid crashing out of Europe's elite club competition.
Wenger refuses to rule out a dramatic turn of fortunes both at home and abroad. "I haven't given up on the Premier League and I've said that many times, nor the Champions League. We have to take care of the next minute and the next minute is a FA Cup game. Is it the best chance to win a trophy? We must win the next game and prove that we can show consistency again."
Losing Aaron Ramsey to injury for the rest of the campaign would be a major blow to any renewed challenge in the league for Arsenal, but Wenger remains adamant that his season is not at an end for the midfielder.
"I don't believe that. At the moment his clinical signs are quite positive. I would say four weeks. It was a bit worse than I thought because I didn't see it. Usually when a player gets injured with a muscle, he stops and I did not have that feeling of precaution so I thought he would be available for Sunday."