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Arsene Wenger not giving up on top-four spot

Arsene Wenger not giving up on top-four spot

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists his team's chances of gatecrashing the Champions League places remain "good" after Alexis Sanchez kept their seemingly slim hopes alive by downing Sunderland.

Considering Sanchez is so close to Everton's Belgian striker in the race for the Golden Boot, the tie at the Emirates will be fun to watch as plenty of sub-plots will coalesce on the last day of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Should Liverpool fail to beat Middlesbrough and Arsenal win against Everton on Sunday, the Gunners can sneak into the top four at the very end of the season.

"After, we had to go straight to Man City and it didn't help". "I want to absolutely make sure we are in there".

Wenger, however, made a decision to play him and the former Barcelona star netted a brace to keep alive Arsenal's slim hopes of finishing in the top four.

"I answer for 20 years the question: 'is top four anything special?' So I don't know why, suddenly, it could become such a big problem. It would be the first time you make 75 points and you are not in the top four". It would be one of our best in the last 10 years.

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Toure then put the game beyond doubt with the third early in the second half and though Hal Robson-Kanu pulled one back late on, West Brom were well beaten.

Despite having over 30 attempts on goal, it was a flat atmosphere in north London, with a number of empty seats visible. We do our job and we have done that tonight. "We play because we want to win and we enjoy playing football".

If Arsenal do miss out on the Champions League, Wenger has already pin-pointed the cause: a series of damaging away defeats.

Arsenal are going to need every bit of luck if they're to crack the top four this season. I think we had 36 shots at goal, the highest in the Premier League.

"Once he is on the pitch and gets the ball, he always becomes a devil and forgets the pain. Hopefully he will be here a long time".

"The difference in class showed, but the commitment and effort from my players was there all the way", said Moyes. "I'd hate anyone questioning whether we would chuck a game", Moyes said.


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