With seven Premier League games left to play, Arsene Wenger believes that it is still possible for Arsenal to finish this season in the Champions League places, although he admits that the Gunners may have to win every single one of those seven matches. “It looks like that,” he said.
“That has to be the target. To achieve that, we have to win the next one. I think the next thing we have to achieve is to transfer the energy level we showed on Sunday to the Premier League. We started well at Middlesbrough, so let’s continue that against Leicester.
“The semi-final win will give us a bit more confidence. I think it will convince everybody that with the right energy levels and the right fighting spirit, the right togetherness, we can beat everybody.
“On morale [I’ve seen an improvement], for sure, and certainly the confidence as well. Big games give you confidence and convince you that you can win. That’s the most important thing in our job.
“The top four is open – but what it demands from us is consistency in the results now until the end of the season. It’s still possible, but that means we’ll maybe have to have a perfect run-in.”
We have seen Arsenal finish previous season’s with long winning runs, so maybe it is not such an impossibility, but with our daunting list of fixtures it will be amazing if we manage it.
Every win from now will take us closer to our goal. It could be a very interesting end to the campaign. Let us hope it is in our favour…