Wenger: Liverpool & City aren’t safe yet

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Arsenal kept their top four┬áhopes alive with a 2-0 win over Sunderland, however, we’re going to need a helping hand from Middlesbrough and Watford on the final day of the season.

A second half brace by Alexis Sanchez ensured the Gunners surpassed last year’s points total but we remain one point behind fourth-place Liverpool, who will host relegated Boro on Sunday, and three points behind Manchester City who will travel to Watford.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Wenger upped the ante on Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

“Liverpool and City are still in it as well,” he noted. “They go to Watford, it’s a difficult place to go. What you want is that everybody fights like Sunderland did tonight, then you accept your result.

“Sunderland, you have to give them credit, they did tackle for every single ball, they didn’t try to waste time when it was 0-0. They really had a fight.

“We have never given up. We’ve had a difficult period but we’ve recovered from that and it says a lot about the strength of the team. I believe there’s a lot of positive ingredients there, so let’s finish well on Sunday, then it’s the Cup Final. After that we’ll see where we stand.”

Tonight’s match was played out in front of many empty seats, something the boss also took a moment to touch on although he didn’t seem overly fussed.

“We have to focus on our job and not focus too much on how many people are in the stand. When you are a football player you want ideally to play in front of a packed stadium, but we are quite spoiled with that at Arsenal.

“It’s a Tuesday night, maybe people thought it would be an easy game and we had less people, yes.”

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