- Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal will make the top four as the season draws to a close, NAIJ.com reports
- After defeating Southampton on Wednesday night, May 10, the Gunners move up to fifth place
- The Emirates stadium outfit have qualified for the Champions League for the past 17 seasons
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League after securing a 2 - 0 win over Southampton.
Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud scored the goals as the Gunners closed-in on top-four rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
It was Sanchez’ 14th away goal of the season in the Premier League and Wenger said: “Alexis showed exactly what he’s about tonight."
Speaking about his side's effort and inability to secure victory in some winnable games, Wenger said the FA Cup victory over Manchester City gave his side confidence.
“We have been through a bad patch but we stuck together when we were suffering and I have never questioned the character of my side,” he said.
“It’s not because we lack character if we lose games that people expected us to win, but this is a good opportunity to come back and recover.
“Maybe the FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City gave us confidence but we can’t get ahead of ourselves and go too quickly.
“We have another clean sheet, we are more stable defensively and I know we can go forward and score goals.
“The whole team was dynamic, focused and showed a convincing desire to win the game."
On his side's chances for a top four finish, Wenger said: “I don’t know how many points we will need and I don’t know if this result puts pressure on the teams above us.
“All we can do is to keep winning our games and we will need another strong performance at Stoke on Saturday.”
Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League for the last 17 seasons.
Arsenal are fifth and have three games to play while Manchester United are sixth and one point behind.
Manchester City sit in fourth, one point ahead with three games left to play.