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Wenger: We'll keep feet on ground

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Seven consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since October 2007 - including a huge 5-2 derby win against Tottenham Hotspur - has left Arsenal sitting pretty in third place in the table.

However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger doesn't want his players to get carried away with their current form, and is keen to keep them grounded.

"We have come through a very difficult period," he told Sky Sports. "We have learnt from that and must keep our feet on the ground and focus on the next game."

Arsenal travel across London to strugglers Queens Park Rangers next Saturday and will want to maintain their three point lead over Tottenham and keep hold of automatic Champions League qualification.

With a difficult run-in through April as the Gunners play host to title contenders Manchester City and Chelsea who are also battling for a top four finish.

"Let's first see how we finish and then we analyse it all after the end of the season," Wenger added. "Just see if we have the quality to maintain this consistency until the end of the season.

"That is not done yet, there are eight games to go and things can change."

Arsenal have proved how things can change as they closed off a 10 point gap held by Spurs prior to the north London derby last month, before gaining a three point cushion of their own.

Since crashing out of the FA Cup to Sunderland, Arsenal have sured up their defence conceding just four goals in the last six games.

"We have gained a lot of confidence in our play out from the back and that makes a massive difference," he concluded. "The defenders who ply out from the back give us a security now and that allows the team to be much more confident."

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