Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side’s struggles this season prove finishing in the Premier League’s top four is “not as easy as it looks”.
The Frenchman has led the Gunners to a top-four spot and Champions League qualification for the past 20 seasons.
But with 10 games left, they are currently in sixth place, seven points off the league’s leading quartet.
“It [finishing in the top four] is a good challenge but I think it is perfectly possible,” said Wenger.
“I have done it for 20 years and it looked always like nothing. Suddenly, it becomes important so I’m quite pleased people realize that it is not as easy as it looks.”