We need favour from Middlesbrough, Watford to finish in top four - Wenger

Arsene Wenger praises devilish Alexis Sanchez after brace against Sunderland

We need favour from Middlesbrough, Watford to finish in top four - Wenger

Arsenal need Liverpool or Manchester City to drop points in order to have any chance of clinching a Champions League spot.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is refusing to give up hope of finishing in the top four this season after a 2-0 win over Sunderland took the race to the final day.

"It will be frustrating", Wenger told reporters on Monday. "So I don't know why suddenly it could become such a big problem", he said.

"The bottom line is everybody fights like Sunderland did tonight and then you accept your result".

Back in those days, second place was seen as a failure, now, the Gunners are struggling to make the top four. "Let's give ourselves every chance".

"Arsenal" has won four of their last five home games, conceding to them only on "Manchester City".

Sanchez was only passed fit to play hours before kick-off and, having reached 23 goals for the campaign, Wenger was full of praise for the man whose own future remains uncertain, with his contract at Arsenal expiring in the summer of 2018.

Just to be clear, I have no idea whether Arsene Wenger plans to stick around as manager of Arsenal next year. We now have 72 and want to go to 75. "If you look at the number of points we can make, it's one of the best in the last 10 years". I believe he has become a complete player and developed very well at Arsenal Football Club.

Wenger lamented that the lower-table teams who are safe from relegation have often failed to challenge the top-six sides - comments that come after West Ham suffered a 4-0 loss against Liverpool on Sunday.

"I would say we would be a victim of a lack of consistency that we have shown through the season..." "I've been a player myself and I would hate anybody questioning me, saying I wasn't going to be playing and was going to chuck it". Even if you only had one per cent you would have to play totally 100 per cent.

"It was a game we absolutely had to win, and we did it", the Frenchman said. I think we had 36 shots at goal, the highest in the Premier League.

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