Arsenal boss remains focused

Arsenal currently sit in third spot in the Premier League and face a tough clash with fifth placed??Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Gunners trail leaders Chelsea by seven points and are only a point behind Manchester??City in second, but Wenger is refusing to look too far ahead as he takes things one step at a time.

“I am not too much in mathematics now, we do that after the game. What is??important for me is just for us to win the game and produce the performance,” he??said.

“At the moment I am in front of a game like that and I just want to make sure??we have a quality performance and have a continuity of what we produced??recently.

“You know after the international break it is always important that you come??back and straight away you are on it.”

“Every year it (the race for the top four) is different and??every year you have a new problem.

“We are at the moment in a strong position, there is an opportunity to??strengthen it, and that’s what we want to focus on.”

Arsenal host Chelsea on April 26 and heading into the Easter fixtures, the??Blues hold a six-point lead over City with a match in hand.

Wenger accepts it would take a significant swing to turn the odds back in??Arsenal’s favour.

“What is mathematically possible you have to try to achieve, but that doesn’t??depend only on us,” said Wenger, who is set to check on the match fitness of??Danny Welbeck, who returned from England duty with a knee problem.

“What does only depend on us in the final run is our performances and our??results, so let’s focus on that.

“After that if everything goes for us, you never know, but you can only master??your own performances so let’s focus on that and be realistic and continue to??earn the right to win the games. That’s what we want.”

The Arsenal boss added: “We have the aspiration to win the next game and that is quite??good enough, then after that, win the next one.”