Vermaelen says Arsenal gunning for Tottenham's third place

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen admits they're gunning for Tottenham's third place.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen admits they're gunning for Tottenham's third place.

Spurs’ once ­formidable 10-point lead has been whittled down to four, and the Gunners’ are looking up – their ­confidence lifted by the 3-0 win over AC Milan.

Vermaelen said: “You can see that we fought really hard. You can see we have a lot of qualities if we put the effort in. You can see what we are capable of ­because Milan are top in Serie A. That’s not bad.

“We have got good results against Tottenham and ­Liverpool – and if we play like we did against Milan, I am not worried because we will be top four. We can beat any team. There are a few contenders – Newcastle, Liverpool, Chelsea. We will have to fight toe-to-toe for fourth, and maybe third. You never know."

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