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The Frenchman concedes that failing to qualify for the Champions League is not unthinkable, but is trying to keep a positive frame of mind as the end ofthe season nears...

Arsenal face Fulham this weekend seeking revenge as their first loss of the current campaign exposed their early-season defensive flaws, when Brede Hangeland toe-poked a ball into the Gunners' net from a corner kick to grant the Cottagers a 1-0 win.

Since then Arsenal have failed to successfully kick-start their Premier League ambitions, and have been playing catch-up to Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United for many games.

The Villans are currently six points behind their rivals, but the West Midlands outfit have a laborious fixture list coming up, and Arsene Wenger's men will look to capitalise on any slip-up with a win over Fulham.

Speaking to journalists at a pre-match press conference, the Frenchman admitted that he is confident of a top four finish, and believes the club will end their run of draws with a win over Fulham.

"They [Fulham] have a great defensive record away from home and we want to break that record. We know what situation we are in," he said. "Every game left we have to strive to get three points."

He continued, "In football nothing is unthinkable but I am confident we will get a Champions League finish.

"If we keep our consistency and our strength, and if we stay focused then we will make it," he concluded.

Alan Dawson, Goal.com

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