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Arsene Wenger not worried by Thursday-Sunday schedule for Arsenal

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Image: Arsene Wenger's Gunners kept up their bid for a top-three place with a win over West Brom

Arsene Wenger is not concerned by Arsenal's quick turn around as he prepares his side to face Sunderland on Sunday and feels it could actually be of benefit.

The Gunners comfortably beat West Brom 2-0 in a rare Thursday night outing and they make the trip to Wearside keen for three more points to keep their bid for a top-three Premier League place alive.

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Other teams played their midweek games earlier, but Wenger says the club's experience of playing Champions League football means they are well prepared for the task at hand.

"Between Thursday and Sunday and Wednesday and Saturday morning is exactly the same," said Wenger, whose side dropped to fourth when Manchester City beat Stoke 4-0 on Saturday.

"You know we played on Wednesday night at Barcelona and then on Saturday against Everton at 12.45pm.

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"It's no problem. In fact, there's a very interesting study that has come out from UEFA that shows that the points taken by the teams three days later are not less than after four or five days.

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"It's the opposite and that is quite interesting. The study has been made in all the five best leagues in Europe. Nobody has proven that it is a disadvantage to have only three days rest.

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"The points on average are better than after four or five days."

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