Writer: Tim Stillman
Date:Monday February 25 2013
Arsene Wenger has stopped just short of declaring the upcoming period of the season as 'squeaky bum time', but has suggested the fight over top 4 places will extend outside of North London. A point separates Spurs and Arsenal- albeit Spurs have a game in hand tonight at Upton Park- ahead of next Sunday's North London derby. But Wenger thinks Chelsea and even Manchester City are within reach too.
Chelsea are only two points above Arsenal, with City considerably further ahead nine points above the Gunners, 'I'm not sure it will only be a fight with Tottenham,' Wenger said. 'I'm not sure the other places are not reachable.
'Chelsea are just ahead and even Man City is not out of reach. It could be a tight fight until the end.'
The Gunners boss conceded that Arsenal were nervous in their late 2-1 win over Aston Villa, but said that the points were all important, 'I hope this gives us a bit more quietness for us to prepare our next game. It was a very important day for Arsenal Football Club,' Wenger said.
'I am very happy for the players because they have a good attitude and want to do well.
'We went through some difficult times so it was important first to show that we are united, determined and focused to win the game, and we were.
'We were a bit nervous - I concede that - because we are a lot under pressure, we had our backs to the wall and had to win the game.'
'We hit the wall twice in one week. When you drive with a car you hit first time, you have an accident at 100 miles an hour. You say 'Okay, we go again.' You hit it again three days later. You will then drive a little bit more cautiously. That's exactly how it is. It's exactly like that.
'What is important now is that we can focus again on football.'
Date:Monday February 25 2013
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