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Can Arsenal Make The Top Four?

For the first time since the start of the season, Arsenal’s top-four aspirations lie in their own hands. If they can win their remaining seven fixtures, they are guaranteed Champions League football next season. Even though they lie fifth in the table with 56 points, they have a game in hand on Spurs, who are in fourth place with 58 points.

They started Sunday four behind Spurs who drew 2-2 at White Hart Lane against Everton. This means that they are in pole position to clinch a top-four spot, seemingly impossible during the end of the year, and would only have themselves to blame if they will fail to play Champions league football next term.

According to the DailyMail, Wenger believes his side can take heart from their impressive 2-1 victory at West Brom and nail down a place in the top-four. West Bromwich have one of the best home records, but the Gunners were in fine form, and two goals from Rosicky helped ten-man Arsenal overcome West Bromwich at The Hawthorns.

Wenger was asked during his post-match press conference whether the Gunners can qualify for Europe’s elite competition and he replied, “Can we finish fourth? Yes, I believe we will do it. This was three big points. We have 22 points out of the last 27 but we know our target is to continue to do that until the end of the season.”

There was further good news for the Gunners faithful as Wenger also confirmed that Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott have recovered from their respective injuries. Wilshere has been out since the beginning of last month and his recovery can only bolster their chances of a top-four finish.

In addition to the tough run-in, both Chelsea and Spurs have the added distraction of playing on Thursdays in the Europa League, which only play into the hands of the Gunners. The Blues, meanwhile have to face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. Both London clubs also have to face each other, a game that could potentially define which of the two would play Champions League football next season.

However, there are no margins for slip-ups from the Gunners. Do you think they can go on a winning run to qualify for next season’s Champions League?

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