Wenger says Arsenal must ‘fight like mad’ for top-four finish

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Reuters: Arsenal will need to show consistency in their final seven Premier League matches if they are to qualify for next season’s Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger has said.

The North London club have seven games to go, are seventh in the league and seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who have played one more game than them.

“We have to fight like mad to win our games,” the Frenchman told a news conference before they host 15th-placed Leicester City in the league on Wednesday.

Wenger has led his side to a top-four finish every season since joining the club in 1996.

“The door is open but it demands a consistency from us,” Wenger said.

“It is still possible, but we need a near perfect run-in. We need to keep the level of desire and hunger for every game of the season.”

Following the Leicester encounter, Arsenal travel on Sunday to their north London rivals, second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.