Arsene Wenger is prepared for a Champions League qualification play-off against Chelsea - but would prefer a win at Newcastle. The Gunners head to St James' Park one point clear of north-London rivals Tottenham in the battle for a top four finish.

"I would fancy that," said the Arsenal boss.

"A play-off exists only if win the game [at Newcastle], so let's win the game and see what happens.

"The biggest task is to win the game and not speculate too much on what happens after because the first compulsory thing we face is to win the game on Sunday."