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Arsenal want more than top four, says Wenger

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Wenger's men are on course to finish inside the top four (©GettyImages)
Wenger's men are on course to finish inside the top four (©GettyImages).

 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that the club do not want to be fighting for fourth place again next season - and revealed their long-term target is to be back on top once again.

The race for Champions League football is in the hands of Chelsea and Arsenal, but Tottenham will be ready to capitalise on any mistakes made by either club.

It is currently Chelsea and Spurs that occupy the top-four places, but Arsenal have a game in hand over their rivals - and if they win that game in hand, they will leapfrog Tottenham and jump back into fourth place.

Arsenal host FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night and they know that a win is a must.

The Gunners know if they win both their remaining games, they will finish in the top four, but Wenger knows that that isn't enough for a club like Arsenal.

Wenger has admitted that a top-four finish is the minimum target for the club and he thinks the next season could be a successful one if they can improve on the form they have shown so far in 2013.

said Wenger“Last year we made 70 points and finished third,” . “This year, we can make 73 points and finish fourth so what you want to do is have a consistency and fight for the Premier League.

“What I said is [finishing fourth is] the minimum required. You could see that when Chelsea’s Champions League position was under threat, they came out quickly and said ‘no, what is most important for us is to be in the Champions League next year.’

“It is difficult to achieve but we have done it over the years. Is it enough? No. We want more. But this year, Manchester United was above everybody else.”

 

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