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Arsenal boss Unai Emery was quite sure of making top four before his team’s midweek clash against Wolves, but following the 3–1 away defeat to Wolves, Emery has now admitted that top four is no longer in the hands of his team.
Chelsea are currently fourth on the table and a point ahead of Arsenal who have been poor away from home and still have two tricky away fixtures still to play this season.
Emery has now admitted that it’ll be difficult for the Gunners to make top four but still has hopes that his side can seal a Champions League spot.
“Top four is the target, a difficult target,” said Emery.
“We have lost in the last two matches, to Crystal Palace and here, but the last three matches we play in the Premier League we have opportunities.
“Generally we are disappointed but we need to look at all the season. We need to prepare as best as possible for Leicester. Again it is very difficult, but hopefully we can take something.”
“We lost from our hands the opportunity for fourth, but we can also recover this opportunity,” he added.
Speaking before Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat to Wolves, Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno had bragged that he’s sure Arsenal and Tottenham will make top four.
“I think at the end it will then be us and Tottenham,” Leno told Sky Sports as a win for the Gunners would have taken them above Chelsea.
“I believe in our quality and we have everything in our own hands. I don’t mind about the other teams though, if we are in the top four everything is OK for me!”
Currently, Spurs seem to be almost sure of a top four place, and Chelsea have their destiny in their own hands – all Maurizio Sarri’s side need to do is win all their games and care less about the opposition.