Arsene Wenger positive over top four


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Arsene Wenger is feeling positive over Arsenal’s chances of claiming a top-four spot on the final day of the season after Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Sunderland.

The Gunners could have seen their hopes of claiming a Champions League spot ended had they not defeated already-relegated Sunderland at the Emirates as rivals Manchester City comfortably saw off West Brom 3-1.

Arsenal, who are priced at 7.00 to finish in the top four, were made to work hard in north London in front of a sparsely-populated stadium but a second-half brace from Alexis Sanchez helped them to all three points.

Wenger’s side still finished the evening in fifth place but they are now just one point shy of fourth-placed Liverpool, who have a better goal difference of two, while Manchester City have a better goal difference of five and sit three points ahead.

Liverpool host Middlesbrough on the final day of the campaign, with City set to travel to Watford while Arsenal host Everton.

The Frenchman believes they can still achieve a top-four finish and insists he will accept their final standing as long as every team puts in a competitive performance on Sunday.

Wenger told Sky Sports: “I still think City are in it, they go to Watford, which is a difficult place to go.

“What you want is for everybody to fight like Sunderland did tonight. Then you accept your result, that’s it.

“You have to give Sunderland credit, they tackled for every ball, didn’t try to waste time at 0-0, and they had fight.”

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