Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is adamant that his side can still finish in the top-four of the Premier League this season, despite currently sitting in fifth.
The Gunners face relegation-threatened Reading at the Emirates on Saturday and will have to see them off without duo, Jack Wilshere, who still hasn't recovered from an ankle injury and Theo Walcott, who got injured during international duty.
With just nine games left in the campaign, Wenger's men are sitting in fifth behind London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea as the race for Champions League football hots-up.
Arsenal are just four points behind north London rivals Tottenham, but they also have a game in hand over Spurs and if they win that, they will just go one point behind the fourth placed side.
As for third place, Chelsea are five points ahead of Arsenal with both teams having nine games to play, however, Chelsea have the busier schedule which could play in Arsenal's favour.
Despite currently being outside the top four, Wenger is confident that his team can still secure Champions League football once again next year.
Wenger told reporters: "There are nine games to go, five at home and four away, and with the form we showed at Bayern Munich and Swansea, I think we have a very good chance of finishing in the top four.
"We have a special desire to be together at this club. This is a good opportunity for us and we want to grab this chance.
"If we are consistent we will do it. We're not focused on Tottenham, but the way we want to play."
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