Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb says he isn't focusing on Arsenal in top four race

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb says the club are simply focusing on their own results - not Arsenal's.

Tottenham Hotspur's recent run of seven wins in the last ten games means they are right in the mix for a top four spot.

Mauricio Pochettino appears to have got his side playing the way he wants them to, and recent results have shown just how dangerous Spurs can be.

Spearheaded by playmaker Christian Eriksen and striker Harry Kane, Tottenham are aiming for Champions League football - and their recent 2-1 win over Arsenal underlined their credentials.

Beating their North London rivals is what all Spurs fans want at the start of every season, and after two goals from the aforementioned Kane, they claimed bragging rights until their next meeting.

Kane isn't the only youngster to have emerged under Pochettino, as Algerian midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has really kicked on after an inconsistent season last term.

Now an integral part of the Spurs midfield, the 20-year-old told talkSPORT that Tottenham are focused on their own pursuit of the top four - and not watching what Arsenal are doing as the two rivals battle for a place in the top four.

"It’s all about confidence, and we have a lot of confidence in this team," said Bentaleb. "We know what we can do on the pitch, but we’re not looking at Arsenal."

"We’re just making sure we keep focussed on our own performances and we’re taking the rest of the season game by game. We have many big games coming up and we have to be focused and just think about our performances. If we do that, hopefully everything will go right for us."

Tottenham continue their top four challenge with a visit to West Ham this weekend - and no matter what Bentaleb says, one eye will be on how Arsenal fare against Crystal Palace this weekend.

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