What Mikel Arteta has said about Arsenal’s top-four race with Man Utd and West Ham

Arsenal are closing in on the top four after their superb late comeback to defeat Wolves at home on Thursday night.

Mikel Arteta has issued his latest verdict on the race for the top four in the Premier League.

Arsenal claimed a dramatic comeback win against Wolves on Thursday night, with Nicolas Pepe scoring eight minutes from time and Jose Sa scoring an own goal in stoppage time.

That late fightback means the Gunners remain on course to move into fourth spot, currently one point behind Manchester United and with two games in hand.

And that’s an exciting prospect for Arsenal fans, who have been starved of top four finishes over recent years.

There is a long way still to go in this campaign, and there are sure to be setbacks along the way for the Gunners, something Arteta has alluded to in the latest question he has faced over the top four battle.

“Well we have the possibility obviously to go above [United], which is what we want,” said the Spaniard.

“But we have to go game by game, now it’s Watford, and the two games in hand really are not important.

“We still have 14 games to play and we have to make the most out of them. That’s the objective.”

Arsenal will only need to win one of their two games in hand to remain on course for a top four finish, but all six points could be key.

The Gunners still have to face Liverpool and Manchester United before the end of the season, but the rest of their fixture list is relatively friendly, or at least on paper.