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Wenger Not Giving Up

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he is focusing on creating a bigger gap between his team and Everton on the English Premier League table.

Everton are set to host Arsenal at Goodison Park in a league match on Sunday and a win for the Toffees will see them move within one point of Wenger’s side with a game in hand.

Arsenal currently occupy fourth place on the league table with 64 points, four ahead of fifth place Everton, but having played a game more.

The Gunners are seven points behind league leaders Liverpool, but Wenger added that despite this gap his side have not yet given up on the title race, especially when the league can produce surprise results like Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend.

“For us it is an opportunity to go up forward and as well an opportunity to make a distance with Everton of course. It is both,” said Wenger.

“The target is to finish as high as possible. Where that will be at the moment I must say, behind us will depend only on our results.

“In front of us will depend on our results and the results on the other teams, so that's impossible to predict.

“There are still a lot of twists and turns in the Premier League until the end of the season and there is no clear favourite.

“Liverpool has an advantage as they don't play any competition other than the Premier League for a long, long time so they have only one target and they can of course be stable in their preparation. That is a little advantage, but it is very tight.

“You don't want to give up as long as you have a mathematical chance.

“We are the outsiders, but if you don't fight for it and you have a result like Crystal Palace against Chelsea, and if we have given up because we don't believe it we would be absolutely 100 per cent guilty.”

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