Tottenham Finishing Above Us Will Be A One-Off – Arsenal Manager

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[caption id="attachment_8052" align="alignnone" width="690"]Image Credit: Sky SportsArsene Wenger, Arsenal manager[/caption]

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is optimistic his side will finish above bitter rivals Tottenham in the Premier League this season.

Wenger will be hoping to secure Champions league qualification when his side travels to Manchester City on Sunday, with a draw enough to keep hold of third place and the last direct Champions League qualifying spot.

The Gunners boss indicated that Arsenal will go all out for a win at City in the hopes of catching Tottenham –who hold a three point advantage over them with two games left.

Arsenal supporters have taken great pride in Tottenham’s failure to finish above their team in any of the 19 seasons that Wenger has been their manager to the extent that they have what they call an annual ‘St Totteringam’s Day’ – the date on which their superiority is mathematically confirmed.

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Wenger, therefore, believes that it is still possible for his side to surpass their bitter rivals, adding that their inability to do so will be a “one-off”.

“It is still an important game, even if Leicester are champions and we are second best,” Wenger explained at his weekly press conference on Friday.

“It is still a very important game because part of the responsibility of being a professional is to prepare the future, and the future of Arsenal Football Club depends on this game.

“Our target now is to secure a position in the Champions League next year and, if possible, to get in second place or at least secure third place. On Sunday, we can achieve that.

“Tottenham had a very good season. They didn’t manage to finish very strongly recently but overall, they had a very good season and they have a strong team.

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“But our target is still, if possible, to get in front of them.

“If they do that, you can at least say it is a one-off because in 20 years, it has happened once.

“But at the moment, it is not done.”

The Gunners travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with Spurs hosting Southampton same day.