Arsene Wenger has called for focus ahead of Arsenal's final four matches of the Premier League campaign, as he looks to secure a third place finish and automatic qualification for next season's Champions League.
Despite a recent "blip" in last Monday's Emirates Stadium clash against Wigan Athletic, the Gunners hold a five-point advantage over Tottenham and Newcastle in fourth and fifth, but have played a game more than their rivals.
"We had a little blip twice I believe for mental reasons," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "Maybe subconsciously we thought, 'Ok, maybe that would be a little bit easier' and if you do not keep a clean sheet against these teams then you put yourself in trouble.
"You give any team in the world a two-goal advantage and it is difficult. Many times we have come back but not always."
Asked how many points he believes is needed to achieve their goal, Wenger said he has not set his Arsenal players a specific target, and instead would be taking things a game at a time.
This weekend, the north Londoners host Chelsea in Saturday's early kick-off, and will be looking to get back to winning ways against a confident Blues side who arrive off the back of an impressive midweek victory over Barcelona.
"I don't know [how many more wins we need], we just want to win the next one," the Frenchman added. "I believe our target is just that.
"We have to think that we have been on a great run, we have a fantastic opportunity but we also just need to focus on the next game and win it.
"Only the third place guarantees you to be in the Champions League anyway."
After finishing the 2010-11 campaign in fourth spot, Arsenal were faced with a tricky qualifier against Serie A side Udinese at the start of this season, and the club are determined to avoid a repeat this year.
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