Arsene Wenger says his team must keep up their concentration levels if they’re to get a result at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Gunners haven’t won at United’s ground since the 2006/7 season and some of the recent performances there have left long-lasting scars. The Arsenal manager is aware his team still have much to do this campaign, despite recent good results against Dortmund and the Mugsmashers.
We cannot come to the conclusion that we are in a position where we can relax,” he said.
“We have a lot more to achieve. We have won nothing at all, we have just won two games, and what is important is what we achieve in the future.
“You couldn’t feel in the Dortmund game that our concentration level dropped at any moment. For the first time from the first to the last minute our concentration was at a very high level.”
And although United have started the season slowly under new manager David Moyes, the boss points to the experience and quality of Wayne Rooney and the Dutch Skunk as the main threat to his side.
“Recently they have been more consistent. They are still relying on their offensive efficiency that they did not have so much at the start of the season.
“Why? Because there was a little bit of unrest maybe with Rooney and he was not in top form.
“Now he has found his form again you see that they start to score goals. Rooney and Van Persie are a very dangerous partnership because both can score, both are complete players and both can give assists.
“Certainly one of the keys for us on Sunday will be to keep this partnership quiet. First in stopping others feeding them but, as well, we will need our back five to be very efficient.”