Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims Tottenham's success is a one-off

Arsenal have not given up hope of catching arch-rivals Tottenham in second place.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger claims that if Tottenham Hotspur finish above his side this season it will be a 'one-off', whilst refusing to rule out usurping their North London rivals into second place.

Tottenham's title hopes were ended on Monday night following a draw with Chelsea - a result which also saw Arsenal close the gap below them in the table, and Wenger told Sky Sports how he feels there is still plenty to play for:

"Our target now is to secure a position in the Champions League next year and, if possible, to get in second place or at least secure third place. On Sunday, we can achieve that. But our target is still, if possible, to get in front of Tottenham."

Arsenal have endured what many pundits and fans believe to be a disappointing season, while Tottenham have been praised highly for their efforts, although only three points separate the two sides heading into the final two games.

The Gunners face the daunting prospect of heading to the Etihad to take on Manchester City on Sunday, while Spurs have the easier task, on paper at least, in welcoming Southampton to White Hart Lane on the same day.

The Arsenal boss went on to say that if Spurs do manage to finish above his side in the league it will be a one-off:

"If they do that, you can at least say it is a one-off because in 20 years, it has happened once. But at the moment, it is not done."

Since the turn of the year Arsenal's title hopes have crumbled as their players have looked increasingly more fatigued, whilst Tottenham's season has gone from strength to strength, but would be typical of how things have gone over the past two decades if the Gunners turned the tables on their fierce rivals and beat them into second spot on the final day of the season.

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