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Arsene Wenger sets point target for Arsenal to make the top four

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Gunners have a chance of making the top four at the end of the season. The Gunners have languished outside of the top six for most of the current campaign due to their inability to win games regularly but they have recently found form with back-to-back victories in the top-flight.

As a result, they are within seven points off the Champions League places and Wenger believes the north London side can make a late push for the fourth spot, he told: “They've all got a chance because it looks like the top three are away from the rest of the league and the rest of the league, teams have moved up and some of the teams in the top six have dropped their level. We have 26 games, after tomorrow's game we have 33 points to go for, if you make 22-25 points, you have a chance.”

The Capital outfit have managed just eight victories over the course of the campaign and that is only one more than Aston Villa, who are languishing in the 17th spot. Still, they are only four points off the fifth position, considering they have drawn nearly half of their games this season. The Gunners have recently received a boost in their Champions League pursuit with the European competition ban for Manchester City and that would mean that the fifth position would be sufficient to qualify for the group stage of the competition next term.

The Citizens, however, areexpected to appeal their two-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport anda successful verdict could see them reinstated in the Champions League next term. As such, the Gunners can’t afford to gamble on the fifth position and it remains to be seen whether they can go on an extended winning run to propel themselves into the fourth spot.