Champions League qualification.

The North London duo are widely regarded as favourites to fight it out for fourth position, ahead of Everton and Liverpool.

Despite their win against Sunderland over the weekend, the Gunners are still four points adrift of Spurs, but Wenger believes that they can bridge this gap over the course of the season:

“There are many games to go,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“We are in the fight and the game on Saturday showed that we are ready for a fight.”

Arsenal have come in for some criticism this season for being unable to deal with pressure, both physically and mentally.

However, the Frenchman was proud of his team’s 1-0 victory at the Stadium of Light and praised the fight shown by his players, particularly after Carl Jenkinson was sent off:

“Our character was questioned many times. You saw that we have plenty.

“I liked the last 20 minutes when we were pushed back. We headed every ball. We tried like mad and that’s fantastic to see.

“Sometimes you have to dig in and some players played in uncomfortable positions.

“When we have the desire to win, it helps a lot.”

Arsenal managed to come back from ten points behind Spurs last season to finish third, ahead of their rivals, in the Premier League.

This proved costly for the White Hart Lane club, who missed out on Champions League football due to fifth-placed Chelsea claiming the trophy.

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