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Arsenal's 'fighting spirit' has returned, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger Arsenal Stoke GETTY Arsene Wenger celebrates Arsenal's win at Stoke
Montrelle Montesinos | 15 May, 2017, 19:59

Arsene Wenger claims that fan outcry over his future at Arsenal will not deter their focus on a top four finish this season.

The Gunners, who are up against Sunderland on Tuesday night, are now fifth in the Premier League table with 69 points from 36 games.

Wenger's side are three points behind fourth placed Manchester City with just two Premier League games remaining, as they look to gain a Champions League place.

Bellerin is convinced the way they coped with a barrage of Stoke pressure to record a fifth win in their last six games proves Arsenal are determined to finish the season strongly, no matter what happens in the European race.

The Reds secured a comprehensive 4-0 win at the Olympic Stadium to put one foot into the Champions League next season, but Wenger was clearly unimpressed with the Hammers, if he did indeed mean them when making the comment below.

"Alexis will have a test today", Wenger said - via the Evening Standard.

"We have 69 points and can get to 75, which would be four points more than a year ago".

Wenger said Oxlade-Chamberlain will also miss Sunday's final league game against Everton, but has an 80 percent chance of being fit for the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Signs of protest calling for Arsene Wenger to be sacked as Arsenal's coach have been popping up everywhere.

Things are looking up for Arsenal as the team makes its traditional end-of-season charge for Champions League qualification from the English Premier League.

It wouldn't be a surprise to see him rest Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

"I think we are always sold out so I don't know where you get that impression".

Three wins in seven days have gone some way to restoring a little of Arsenal's lustre.

On Crouch's goal, he added: "I didn't see it go in, but I saw some of the lads shouting and waving their arms about".

"It was just a kick on his thigh so it is possible he will be available". We look strong again away from home.

Koscielny's absence would be a major blow to the Gunners' chance of a win as the 31-year-old has been ever present in the team this season, wearing the captain's armband in all but one of his appearances.