Jack Wilshere is desperate for Arsenal to finish the season with a flourish and book a place in next seasons Champions League.
The Gunners’ fate is in their own hands after a fantastic league run of eight wins in 10 games since losing at Chelsea in January. Wilshere told the Daily Mirror that he wants his team to finish the job by winning their last six games.
Wilshere has missed much of the season through injury and Wenger has admitted that he rushed the England youngster back sooner than he would have liked to ensure Arsenal took all three points at home to Norwich.
Tough games for the Gunners
Wilshere said: “We’ve got Everton now, which is big, a really important one, and if we win then we’re in a good position. But even then we’re definitely not over the line – we’ve got some tough games coming up.”
Depending on results over the next couple of weeks, Manchester United could win the Premier League on April 28th if they beat Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. United fans would see it as sweet revenge after Arsenal won the title at Old Trafford in 2002.
Arsenal beat United two years ago
However, Wilshere is confident they can stop that happening. He said: “I think we can get maximum points from our six games – we beat United here the season before last, so we know we’re capable of it.”
He added: “We obviously don’t want them winning the league at Emirates, so we’ll be up for that.”
Arsenal have never failed to qualify for the Champions League since manager Arsene Wenger’s first full season at the club. It had looked as though this would finally be the season they slipped out of the top four.
However, their recent form has left them with a great chance of qualifying from what will have been one of the closest races for a top four place in recent years. Four teams, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton are still in with a realistic chance of claiming one of the final two places.