Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that they will not check the Tottenham score on Sunday as the two teams battle it out for a Champions League place.

The top-four race has come down to the final day of the season once again and it's currently Arsenal that are in the driver's seat as they sit in fourth, one point above fierce-rivals Spurs.

On the final day, Arsenal have to travel to St James Park to face Newcastle, whilst Tottenham have a home game at White Hart Lane against Sunderland.

Wenger and his men know that their fate is in their own hands and that is why they will not be checking up on events taking place at White Hart Lane. 

All Arsenal have to do is match Spurs' result and they will then finish fourth in the table, but if Tottenham pick up a victory, and Arsenal fail to win, it will be Spurs that finish in fourth.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not surprised about how close the race is for a Champions League spot, but he insists that he will pay no attention to Tottenham's game even if some of his staff members do themselves.

Wenger told reporters: “You could see that mathematically it would be very tight but I was convinced of one thing, that seeing the attitude of the players, we will fight and come back.

“I said to some players that we would have a great second part of the season. When you look at the points we made since February 1, I think we are the best in the league and that's down to the mental strength of the players and the focus of the players.

“We will not listen to [the Tottenham game] at all. Certainly some members of my staff [might], I cannot control everybody. But I just focus on us winning the game because after you look at the results of the other teams."

Some positive news for Wenger and Arsenal is the fact that Sunderland boss Paulo Di Canio has insisted that his players will not lie-down and take a beating on Sunday and the Italian has revealed that if they lose heavily on Sunday, their summer holidays will be cut short.

“I think that is credit to everybody,” he said. “You want everybody to play 100 per cent until the last game of the season [is over].”


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