Arsene Wenger played along with Wilshere’s bet for a while, but now it’s time to be serious about things and the Frenchman declared that he doesn’t care that much about who is on top of whom just as long as they reach the target at the end of the season, and for the moment the target is to be in the top four.
“At the moment Spurs are fighting for the top four like we do. At the end we can both be in the top four, and we will try everything possible to be in front of them, but that is not enough for me,” said Wenger
“With or without Tottenham what we want is to be in the top four, that is our target.”
Wenger added: “It is a long way to go. I don’t believe we have to focus on Spurs, we have to focus on us improving.”
“It is important that we don’t get confused about what we want to achieve. What we want to do is improve and play better.”
“We have come from far. You could see the game at Chelsea has helped the team to improve.”
“Our consistency has helped the team improve, and qualifying from the Champions League group will give us a lift again.”
A few days back Wenger was a bit more enthusiastic and was speaking about the possibility to fight for the title. Perhaps that he will speak about that again if Arsenal will manage to win against Manchester City at the end of the month and close the gap a little bit on the current leaders.