Found January 12, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City is an all or nothing showdown for both clubs. The Gunners host the defending champions needing a victory to close back within striking distance of the top four. City, meanwhile, cannot afford another poor showing at Emirates Stadium - where they have never won in the Premier League - if they are to hang onto the coattails of Manchester United , who host Liverpool in Sunday's lunchtime kick-off. Wenger admits anything other than a maximum-points haul will do either side's ambitions little good. "I think they are in a situation where a draw will not be good enough, and we are in the same situation," said the Arsenal manager. "The fact that both teams have to absolutely go for a win promises a more open game. "When you are in that (title) situation, you don't want to drop more points because it can be damaging for your chances." Wenger added: "...
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