Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to admit that he and his side are looking for revenge against Manchester United after their 8-2 mauling last season, according to the Daily Mirror.

Arsenal were without a number of key players at Old Trafford 14 months ago, but that is not an excuse for that sort of result according to the Gunners boss, who also feels that his players must keep their head on today’s game and not look back to last year.

“Do we want revenge? No,” insisted Wenger.

“I believe, of course, there is an emotional aspect to a result like that.

“But on a footballing front, I don’t think you give too much importance to a result like that.

“It is down to a team being much better than another that the scores are high, or down to special circumstances.

“On the day, I think the result was down to special circumstances.

“That’s why the emotional meaning is big but the footballing meaning is not very big, and we have had that behind us for a long, long time now.”