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Emery - Top-four finish in Arsenal's hands

23rd April 2019, 17:48 by Tom McGarry

Unai Emery says Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four remain in their own hands as they prepare to visit Wolves on Wednesday.

The Gunners will head to Molineux sitting fifth in the standings following their surprise 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace last time out, but they have a game in hand on fourth-placed Chelsea and they know they are guaranteed a top-four finish if they win all of their remaining fixtures.

Emery is certainly happy that Arsenal have Champions League qualification in their own hands, particularly as it hasn't always been smooth sailing during his first season at the Emirates Stadium.

"We have it in our hands," said Emery. "At the beginning of the season, after winter, we struggled in the table.

"Our way is not changing. We are in a position with a big possibility of making our first target."

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss is hopeful Arsenal can make a big statement by beating Wolves on Wednesday night, although he has dismissed the notion that Nuno Espirito Santo's side, who have won only two of their last nine league games, are already on the beach.

"I don't think so," Emery replied when asked if he thought Wolves might already be looking ahead to next season.

"They are going to push a lot tomorrow. I worked one thing here very quickly - we are playing against all of the teams and they want to battle us, fighting and playing with a big motivation."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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