After loss to Spurs, it's tough to finish in top four: Wenger

Mar 05, 2013, 09:34 IST | AFP

Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal are in danger of failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 16 years after the Gunners crashed to a 2-1 defeat at bitter rivals Tottenham

Wenger’s side are languishing seven points behind third-placed Spurs and five adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea as they paid the price for a mad two minutes at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon scored for Tottenham while Per Mertesacker pulled on back for Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger

It was the latest setback in a traumatic season for Wenger, who conceded Arsenal have a serious fight on their hands to finish in the top four.

“It will be difficult to come in the top four now as we dropped points we couldn’t afford to drop,” Wenger said.

“I said before the game, we couldn’t drop these points. When you go into a big game like that and are 2-0 down you make it difficult for yourself. It’s a massive challenge but it’s still possible to finish fourth. so we will fight for it,” Wenger said.

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