Wenger fears for top four

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger says it will be hard for Arsenal to finish in the top four after losing to Tottenham, but will continue to fight.

The 1-0 defeat at Wembley leaves them seven points behind their fiercest rivals as Tottenham boosted their chances of finishing in the Premier League’s top four.

The Gunners are also six points adrift of Liverpool, who have a game in hand, and Wenger admits missing out on the Champions League for a second consecutive season is a real possibility.

Arsenal missed chances to equalise, but Spurs also missed a host of other chances before Harry Kane popped up to score the winner.

“It will be more difficult to finish in the top four but we have to fight for it,” a rueful Wenger reflected after the game. “The first goal was key and we conceded it.

“Kane made the difference, that’s what he’s about. I have seen the replay, it is no foul, just good centre-forward play. We can only look at ourselves.”

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