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Wenger determined to keep Arsenal 'united' after crashing out of FA Cup

February 19, 2012 - London

Arsene Wenger has vowed to keep Arsenal united after they were eliminated out of the FA Cup, due to their 2-0 loss to Sunderland in the fifth round.

This would most probably keep them trophy-less for the seventh season on trot, as they are currently lying fourth in the Premier League, trailing leaders Manchester City by 17 points.

They also endured a humiliating defeat of 4-0 at the hands of AC Milan at San Siro in the first leg of their Champions League match.

"It's very difficult tonight to say where it leaves us and what we will do, let's focus to finish well in the championship and fight as well, even if it's a small possibility, in the Champions League," The Daily Mail quoted Wenger as saying.

He said his side should have had a penalty in the first half when Robin van Persie tangled with John O'Shea but referee Howard Webb was unmoved.

"I think it was a committed performance and we gave absolutely everything that was left in our legs. We had three away games in one week and I believe it was a very unfortunate schedule to play away in the Champions League and immediately away again. They were very difficult pitches as well but we fought hard today," Wenger said.


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