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Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can still make top four

Wenger hopeful of a top-four finish  (©GettyImages)
Wenger hopeful of a top-four finish (©GettyImages).

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, insists the race for top-four isn't over yet and believes consistency will be key if his side are to achieve Champions League football. 

Wenger's men currently sit in fifth in the table and with ten games to go are sitting seven points behind third placed, Tottenham and are five points behind fourth placed, Chelsea.

This upcoming weekend Arsenal face a tricky trip to Swansea where they haven't been successful in recent times whilst Chelsea and Tottenham both have home games to West Ham and Fulham respectively, so Arsenal could be sitting eight and ten points behind if they fail to win.

After seeing his side beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in Germany, Wenger is confident that his side can use that as motivation in beating their London rivals to a top four finish.

Wenger said: “I always believe we have the quality to be in the top four.

“Ten games is a long way to go and it is down to consistency.

“The away games will have a vital part of our final position. Saturday is a big away game so it is important we prepare for it.

“If you ask any club, the first priority would be to be in the Champions League. For us, it is the same. It will be our main focus and if we can do it again, that is our target. It will give us a chance next year to fight at the top level.”

What could be a positive for Arsenal is the fact that both Chelsea and Tottenham are still in the Europa League and could face a busy calendar come to end of the season and the Frenchman insists that his side are ready to make any slip-ups prove costly.

Wenger finished by saying: “As long as you are in these competitions you are focused and the focus is natural.

“The only thing we can hope is that they drop points and we don’t. But we cannot influence all of that."

 

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