Date: 17th March 2018 at 5:28am
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Arsenal are entering the business end of the season in a disappointing position, as the Gunners find themselves way behind in the race for a top-four finish in the .

Arsene Wenger’s side lost the Carabao Cup final to and also suffered a premature exit in the FA Cup at the hands of , leaving the Gunners’ objective firmly orientated around the .

Arsenal now have eight matches left to turn their campaign around in the Premier League and Wenger has admitted that his side need a miracle to achieve a return to the Champions League through that passage.

Speaking to reporters after the Gunners’ 3-1 victory over AC at Stadium, the Frenchman said:

“For the climate around the team, it was a vital result.¬†We have targets to finish as close as possible to the top four, and why not benefit from a miracle? But as well, focus on the quarter-final now.”

Arsenal face City after the international break, before then clashing with other relegation strugglers in the form of Southampton, and .