Arsene Wenger
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Arsene Wenger believes that the Gunners have to attack and defend with complete belief if they have to stop Chelsea from getting the better of Arsenal at the Emirates on 26 April.

The Frenchman has failed to win a single contest between the two stalwarts of football, losing seven and drawing five of their last 12 encounters. The two teams are separated by 10 points, with Chelsea on course to win their fifth title in their history.

The result is unlikely to have a major effect on the title, but Arsene Wenger will be looking to keep his winning streak alive and secure the second spot, something they haven't managed in over a decade.

The Gunners have won eight games on the bounce in the league and a win over Chelsea will equal their tally of nine straight wins that they last achieved in the invincible season.

Wenger believes that they need not curb their attacking instincts against Chelsea but need to stop them from counter attacking, something the Gunners have failed to do in the recent seasons that have transpired.

"I think we are a bit more efficient defensively but not necessarily more cautious," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"Maybe we attack even more. There is less reluctance to go forward when we have the ball when the belief is stronger.

"When we go, we go because the belief is behind them. Sometimes it is difficult to let that inhibition go when the belief is not there. When you are on a winning route, it is a bit easier.

"We have to organise that the players who go forward [against Chelsea] do so with 100 per cent belief and the players who do not go protect us from being caught on the counter-attack.

"We have been good [when defending] counter-attacks, but Chelsea have been the most efficient team on them. Maybe as well they play a bit more for that," he concluded.