Wenger wants fitting tribute

The Gunners on Friday unveiled statues to three legends –

record-goalscorer Thierry Henry, Double-winning captain Tony Adams

and former manager Herbert Chapman – as part of a weekend of

tributes, which include a guard of honour for some more famous club

personalities ahead of kick-off at Emirates Stadium. However, with

his current team looking to maintain their upturn in form and close

in on the top four, Wenger insists once the whistle goes, everyone

must concentrate on the game in hand. “History is one thing,

performance on the day is another, and that is what is important

for us at the moment,” the Arsenal boss said. “We are in a position

where we just want to collect points because the pace dictated by

the teams in front of us is tremendous. “To keep in touch with them

it is important we win our games.” Wenger added: “We know we fight

for our lives in the Premier League. “We have come back to a decent

position and want to climb high up. “Our job is to focus to reach

our targets, to make history but to leave it to other responsible

people at the club to honour those who have already made history.

“We are there to perform, and that is what we want to do tomorrow.”