Wenger keen for Arsenal to bolster goal difference in run-in

Arsene Wenger is hoping Arsenal can add to their goal difference in their remaining eight Premier League games

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Arsene Wenger's side are fifth in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

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Arsene Wenger is hoping Arsenal can add to their goal difference in their remaining eight league games to boost their chances of a top-four finish.

The Gunners moved to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea with their 4-1 victory over Reading at The Emirates on Saturday and are now just one goal behind the Blues in the difference column.

Arsenal’s goal difference currently stands at +26, while top-four rivals Tottenham are on 15+.

And Wenger, whose side have never finished outside of the top four under the Frenchman, believes the Gunners have their fate in their own hands.

“Let’s make sure it does not go to goal difference, and if it does, that it is in our favour,” said Wenger.

“At the moment, I believe we have +26, Chelsea +27 and Tottenham +15. That means there is a long way to go.

“At the moment, we are at the same level as Chelsea, and it is down to us. If we win our games, we will have a better goal difference, that is all we can do.

“What we do is we look at the table and we are still behind Chelsea and Tottenham.

“We are not in a calculation mode. We can just win our next game and continue to do what we do at the moment.”

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