Arsene Wenger insists he has no problem asking his Arsenal players to form a guard of honour for Manchester United on Sunday, but the Gunners boss is determined to send the newly-crowned champion home empty-handed as the race for the top four heats up.

With United ending Manchester City’s reign as champion on Monday, the focus this weekend turns to the tense battle to qualify for the Champions League.

City is well set in second place, so the pressure is on third-placed Arsenal, which takes on United at the Emirates Stadium, fourth-placed Chelsea, which faces Swansea at home on Sunday, and fifth-placed Tottenham, which travels to Wigan on Saturday.

Arsenal is one point ahead of Chelsea and two in front of Tottenham and its hopes of cementing that position may have been aided by United having wrapped up the title already. — AFP

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