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Arsenal boss Wenger admits surging Everton has him worried

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger concedes he's worried about Everton after last night's 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

The Gunners now face a fight to hold off Everton's charge for fourth spot, the Toffees having closed to within six points and a match in hand on Arsenal, whom they host next weekend.

"We want to go back to focus on the next game and this result hurts us a lot," said Wenger.

"The result is very disappointing, but the spirit we put in and the effort we put in was great and we have to take it on the chin.

"Sometimes when you lose big like we did at Chelsea, the next game most of the time you get a draw. The way it happened of course is more frustrating because we were 2-1 up with two minutes to go.

"I think at the moment it (title) is not the biggest worry we have. We have to be realistic a little bit and try to come back a bit in the next game."

Wenger added: "We have to look behind us and of course try to look in front of us.

"Everton won, so we have to focus and prepare well for the next game. It will be open until the end, but you can still have surprises as well.

"We have not too much room to come back into it, but we have to get some players back. It is difficult to fight with half the team out."

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