Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed how proud he is of his players for fighting back and giving them a great chance to finish in the top-four once again this season.
The Frenchman also revealed that he predicted the race for Champions League football next season would come down to the final game.
Many people had written off Arsenal after a terrible run of results back in February, but the Gunners have fought back since then and are now unbeaten in 10 games in all competition.
Their impressive run has seen them go from fifth and seven points behind Tottenham, to fourth and one point ahead of Tottenham with just one game left to play.
Arsenal travel to St James Park on Sunday to face Newcastle United and they know that a win will see them guaranteed Champions League football next season.
However, if they were to drop points against Newcastle, it will be Tottenham who could finish in the top four if they can win when they face Sunderland at White Hart Lane.
Despite going another season without any silverware, Arsene Wenger has revealed his pride after his players have put together a sensational end-of-season run that sees them have their fate in their own hands.
“It shows that the job that the team has done is very good because they have improved throughout the season,” he to Arsenal.com.
“The players have been absolutely marvellous in their focus, in their desire to improve. The results show that we have improved from the start of the season to the second part of the season.”
The Arsenal boss also had a feeling that the race for top-four would go down to the final day, much like it did last season, but the manager is just glad it is in their own hands.
“I had the feeling that it could go to the last day,” Wenger said.
“I know for a long time when we were seven points behind that we would all be happy that it goes to the last day.
“We are in a position nobody expected us to be in. We have our destiny in our hands, our fate in our hands and that's what you fight for in the game.
“It's a game that we now want to win but at least we fought back to be in a position where we are masters of our own fate.”
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