Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has accepted that his team may not finish top four spot this season, the first time in two decades.
The North London club are currently sixth in the Premier League table with seven points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with eight games left to play, and they face Middlesbrough on Monday at the Riverside following their 3-0 away defeat to Crystal Palace
When asked about the chances of The Gunners making it to the top four position, Wenger replies “Massive. We might get there, we might not get there, but the only thing to get there is to believe we can do it and that’s what we have to focus on.”
“It’s not the fear to fail, it’s the desire to make it and that’s the only chance we have to make it.
“It’s not been very enjoyable [this week] as you certainly know. But bad moments are part of our job as well. You focus to prepare and make sure you respond in a strong way in your next game.
“What is happening at board level is not down to me. I focus on what is down to me, the performance of the team and what the fans are interested in is the performance of the team.”