English Premiership

Wenger dismisses north London power shift claim

2017-04-28 21:15
Arsene Wenger.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsene Wenger is not interested in comparing his side's below-par season to that of arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who are set to finish above Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time since 1995.

With the Gunners having dropped off the pace in recent weeks, Mauricio Pochettino's side will finish above Wenger's charges with just one more win.

Wenger though has dismissed talk of a shift in power in London as the two sides prepare to face each other in the north London derby on Sunday.

"Let's be honest, I answered that question of shift for 18 consecutive years," Wenger said in a press conference on Friday morning.

"You cannot say that the weight of one year has the weight of 20," said the Arsenal boss.

"I focus on Arsenal. What will happen to Spurs is not for me to comment on that," he added.

"I have to focus on what we can do and how we can finish the season. We have an FA Cup to prepare, so we have to focus on that."

Wenger also insisted that finishing among the top four was also the top of his priority list.

"The priority for us is to finish in the top four. After that, for the pride and continuity of our achievements, yes, we want to fight to be in front of Spurs."

The action gets underway at 17:30.

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