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Wenger expects Arsenal players to dig deep for final title push

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team must show character if they are to challenge successfully for the Premier League title. The Gunners trail leaders Manchester United by four points going into a crucial weekend, with United playing second-placed Chelsea on Saturday.

However, Cesc Fabregas is out for the rest of the season with a broken leg, while William Gallas faces five weeks on the sidelines and Andrey Arshavin fears he also may miss the remainder of the campaign.

"I am still confident, but we know now we cannot afford to drop points," he said.

"I believe we have enough strength and character in the squad - we have shown that many times this season.

"Now, the target is even higher because we lost more players.

"First of all we have one main target - to win our game.

"After that tomorrow's game is an opportunity, if we win our game, to catch one of the teams or two of the teams.

"But of course the main target is for us to win the game.

"Wolves are on a good run. I believe that this game demands 100 per cent focus - nobody beats Wolves at the moment just turning up and thinking it will be an easy game.

"They play well, they are on a good run as well so it will be interesting.

"It will show how much focus we can bring into a game like that."

As to playing the next few weeks without key players.

Wenger added: "That is why the big clubs have big squads. No matter what happens we cannot complain, because we have the luxury to have 20 players of nearly the same level.

"In every squad you have two or three personalities who are a bit more dominant, but we have top-class players on the bench anyway."

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