Date: 27th April 2017 at 12:10pm
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Arsene Wenger, in the wake of the win over Leicester, has admitted Arsenal, as we bid to keep alive hopes of a top-four finish, will ‘gamble’ to win ‘at any costs’ against Tottenham on Sunday.

Heading into the FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City it was admitted by Wenger Arsenal’s confidence wasn’t high – a Cup final spot secured and win over Leicester later and the boss has told Sky Sports there’s now a ‘positive mood’ at the club ahead of the trip to White Hart Lane.

Wenger said: ‘We’re in a positive mood to prepare well. The target is clear for us, just go out and win the game. Of course, every win gives you a little momentum, so that’s just going into the next game.’

Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth’s own goal saw Arsenal to a crucial three points on Wednesday but anything less than a win in the North London derby, which would also end Spurs’ title hopes, and the Gunners’ outside hopes of finishing in a Champions League spot, some would say slim as it is, will basically end so we’ll go for broke on Sunday.

He added: ‘Does it keep us in the race for the top four? Yes, we have one advantage and that is the advantage of clarity. We have to win our games and so that’s why every time we cannot be happy with 0-0. We have absolutely to take the gamble to try to win the game at any cost.’

Wednesday’s win took us to within three points of Manchester United, fifth, and four points of Manchester City, fourth. It also closed the gap on Liverpool, third, a side we have two games in hand on, to six points.

This evening we’ll see the Manchester derby, which will probably favour us if this ends in a draw? However, Wenger, when asked, said he had ‘no preference’ on a winner but did concede if the points were shared it wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Wenger said: ‘No preference really, because compared to us maybe a draw is not a bad result, so let’s see what happens. We don’t have to look too much at the others, we just have to look at ourselves and try to win our games, and hope the results go for us in the end.’

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