Wenger says Arsenal deserve third place after hardship

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels they deserve third-place for the way they've handled a difficult season.

Wenger feels the way his squad responded through such times is testament to their character.

"It will be a great achievement if we manage to do it. I believe it would be reward for a group which has exceptional strength," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"They have come through some difficult times, always recovered and always battled. Therefore I will be extremely delighted when we do it."

The French boss added: "There is even more uncertainty because fourth place is not this time necessarily in the Champions League.

"Let's make sure we finish third and win our game - that is the only answer we can give.

"To do that of course you need a full, committed performance from everybody.

"On that front I am quite sure we will get that from our players and then we will have a very good chance to do it."

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