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Wenger implores Arsenal to continue looking ahead

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his team to not worry about the clubs sitting below them on the Premier League table.

The Gunners have fallen to fourth position in the league on the back of some disappointing results including a 1-0 loss at Stoke City, a 6-0 capitulation at Chelsea and Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Swansea City which have come in their past four fixtures.

Arsenal are now six points off league leaders Chelsea, and could be as many as nine if Manchester City win their two games in hand, but Wenger says he is only looking forward as they prepare to meet City at the Emirates on Saturday.

"It's all to go for, I think, for everybody," Wenger told the club's official website.

"Everybody speaks about Everton (six points behind Arsenal in fifth) coming back on us. Why should we, then, not come back on the teams who are in front of us?

"There's still a lot of turning games that will happen until the end of the season but it's down to the quality of our performances.

"We don't think about the title race now, we think about winning again and [the latest results] show you how small the differences are between the Premier League teams.

"You see [Wednesday] night with Liverpool and Sunderland. You can see how big the mental blow is when you lose a big game - [for example] Real Madrid lost against Barcelona and they lost again [on Wednesday to Sevilla] - so for us just to recover in a positive way against Swansea was very important.

"Now, from that game, [let's] be positive again and win the next one."

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