Top four is still bare minimum for Arsenal, insists Carl Jenkinson

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson admits that a top-four finish should be considered the "bare minimum" for the Gunners after Spurs loss

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Carl Jenkinson admits that a top-four finish should be considered the “bare minimum” for Arsenal after Sunday’s damaging defeat at Tottenham.

Spurs ran out 2-1 winners at White Hart Lane on Sunday to move into third place and seven points clear of their north London rivals with 10 games left to play.

Arsenal remain in fifth and five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, with the Gunners facing an uphill struggle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

But Jenkinson insists that Arsene Wenger’s men remain upbeat about their chances of securing a top-four spot.

“There are 10 games left and there are plenty of points to play for,” Jenkinson told Arsenal Player.

“I think in a couple of days time, we’ll get our head around this [the Spurs defeat] and realise that we’ve bridged a gap like that before and can do it again.

“We will be positive and we will come back from this. Tottenham are our rivals but we’ll get over it, we’ll be positive.

“We’ve just got to work our socks off because we need to be in that top four at the bare minimum.”

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