Cape Town - Arsenal
boss Arsene Wenger insists are still in the race for the top four, but
must "gamble" and try to win all their remaining games.
The Gunners grabbed all three points against Leicester thanks to
Robert Huth's 86th-minute own goal, leaving them four points behind
fourth-placed Manchester City in the hunt for the Champions League.
"We're in a positive mood to prepare well," Wenger told TV cameras
after the game. "The target is clear for us, just go out and win the
"Of course, every win gives you a little momentum, so that's just going into the next game.
"Does it keep us in the race for the top four? Yes, we have one
advantage and that is the advantage of clarity,” he said later at the
post-match press conference.
"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."
Wenger also praised his team for their patience.
"Leicester were hard to break down, we were patient and didn't give
many chances away. It could have finished 0-0, but we had the initiative
to our game and created some dangerous situations,” he said.
"We played extra-time on Sunday afternoon, and had to give
everything. We were focused, serious, and had hunger to win the game.
That's what we wanted."
Asked about the controversial incident near the end of the match when
Leicester’s Christian Fuchs throw-in hit Alexis Sanchez's head, Wenger
said, "I think he didn't know he had to be further away," Wenger said.
"He thought he was in the right position. After that he got a yellow
card because he didn't respect the rule. I accept that."
The Chilean was booked for not retreating the required distance.