Arsenal boss Wenger admits Everton now serious challenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits tonight's clash with Everton could be decisive in their season hopes.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits tonight's clash with Everton could be decisive in their season hopes.

Arsenal are a point behind the fifth-placed Toffees and Wenger urged against any complacency.

"They are always serious, Everton, because they can give anybody a game," said Wenger.

"I don’t think any big team in the league goes to Everton and thinks it will be a walk out there. For us it’s a vital game every year. They fight at the top of the league every year. They are one of the contenders for a Champions League spot as well.

"Everton have gone through a more difficult spell recently, but it will just be down to us and the quality of our performance."

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