Wenger won't throw in the towel

17 May 2017 03:48:18 EST

Arsene Wenger still thinks Arsenal can clinch a top-four spot following their 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Tuesday.

The Gunners are in danger of finishing outside the top four for the first time since the 1995/96 campaign when they were fifth.

They are fifth this term ahead of the final round of matches after Manchester City beat West Brom on Tuesday and are one point adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool.

Wenger said: "We won 71 points last season and finished second. We now have 72 and want to go to 75. After that you deal with what happens.

"We have got in on the final day many times.

"We had a difficult patch after the Bayern [Munich] game because it was difficult to recover. On the other hand it was a good mental test and we responded in a strong way."

Two goals from Alexis Sanchez after the break finally ended rock-bottom Sunderand's resistance and the Chilean is set to play on Sunday against Everton.

Wenger added: "Sunderland fought and you want that in the Premier League, that is what you want from every team."

The Gunners are 17/2 to beat Everton 2-0 and 6/1 to secure a top-four finish once again.

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