Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal are fighting to finish in the top four after defeats to Watford and Chelsea left them 12 points behind Antonio Conte’s leaders.
The Gunners have slipped to fourth in the table with Liverpool only one point behind and Manchester United just a point behind them.
Arsenal face an in-form Hull City side on Saturday and Wenger admits his team are now in a fight to stay in the top four.
“You fight as far as you can,” he told Standard Sport. “We are in a double fight because we are in a fight to be in the top four.
“But when you are in a competition you fight, you do not go home and analyse rationally ‘if they win here they have three points’.
“We have as well to fight like we want to catch Chelsea or you have no fuel. You have to refuse to give up.”
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Wenger also denied his players would be distracted by Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena.
“The best way to deal with Bayern is to win on Saturday, and to get the priorities right,” he added.
“Your priority in football is your next game, you don’t even know if you play the game after if you are a footballer. The priority is to focus on Saturday.”
The strength of the Premier League this season means that two big teams will miss out on the top four and Arsenal certainly need a win on Saturday to get back on track, particularly as their next league game is against Liverpool.