Top 4 still a tar­get for Gun­ners

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Arse­nal’s man­ager Arsene Wenger won’t give up on a top-four fin­ish this sea­son de­spite a 2-0 de­feat by Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur on Sun­day that en­sured they will fin­ish be­low their lo­cal ri­vals for the first time in his 21 years at the club.

Draws for Manch­ester City and Manch­ester United in the Premier League ear­lier on Sun­day took them six and five points re­spec­tively above Wenger’s side, who have a game in hand, in the race for Cham­pi­ons League foot­ball next sea­son.

Arse­nal, who have reached an FA Cup fi­nal against league lead­ers Chelsea, play at home to United on Sun­day and must win to keep up their hopes of a place in the top four.

“It will be very dif­fi­cult but we have to fight,” Wenger told re­porters at White Hart Lane. “We have a cup fi­nal and the chance to get in the top four.

“We have to give ev­ery­thing in ev­ery game. We couldn’t af­ford to

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