x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Arsenal go to Blackpool looking to end six-week winless streak

Title-chasing Arsenal head to Blackpool's Bloomfield Road in search of a first league win since February 23.

Title-chasing Arsenal head to Blackpool's Bloomfield Road in search of a first league win since February 23 and coming off a six-week spell which threatens to derail another campaign which had promised so much.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepted his team were "flat" in last weekend's frustrating goalless draw against 10-man Blackburn Rovers at Emirates Stadium which left them seven points behind leaders Manchester United, albeit with a match in hand and the teams still to meet on May 1.

Nicklas Bendtner, their Danish striker, has every faith his teammates can show the needed character over the remaining eight matches to secure a dream end to the season.

"We just have to pick ourselves up and get going. There will still be more twists and turns in this championship. We are still in with a chance," Bendtner told Arsenal TV Online.

"I firmly believe if we win all of our last eight games we will be champions, but we have to give it absolutely everything."

In today's late kick off, Aston Villa host Newcastle United needing three points to put some breathing space between them and the bottom three.

Nigel Reo-Coker, the Villa midfielder, said his teammates know how dangerous Newcastle can be, especially after being beaten 6-0 at St James' Park earlier in the season.

"You can't take Newcastle lightly, even though they have lost Andy Carroll. They are a still a threat. Every club has a goal threat."