Wenger not content with third place

Apr 21, 2012, 09:51 IST | PA Sport

Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal cannot be content with just third place in the English Premier League (EPL), but urged his squad to finish a testing campaign on a high.

The Gunners host Chelsea today aiming to recover quickly from a lacklustre 2-1 home defeat by Wigan on Monday night to keep themselves on track for automatic qualification.

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal hold a five-point lead over rivals Tottenham and Newcastle heading into this weekend’s fixtures, while they are seven in front of the Blues, but having played a match more. Wenger said: “We want more, but where we are at the moment we will be happy with third place because there are great teams who would be very happy if they got there.

“You always want more, but you see that the competition in England is difficult - Chelsea are now in the Champions League (semi-final) against Barcelona, but they are sixth at the moment, that means it is not easy. “We want to win our next game and that is the only way we can secure our (Champions League) qualification. “We have done remarkably well in the last two months and we want to take advantage of that run we have created and show that tomorrow (Saturday).” Arsenal have won nine in the last 11 Premier League games to force themselves back into the top four. 

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