Arsene Wenger is wary of declaring that the wanted third place in the Premiership has been all but confirmed by Arsenal, especially after Tottenham surrendered a 10 point lead in just four games, so he is warning his team against complacency when they face a potential banana skin next Monday.
Wenger said: “Considering where we were before Christmas, we have improved a lot. Maybe it is the most remarkable turnaround I have seen here.
“But the spirit was always good and we have been very consistent for the past couple of months when we have shown a lot of quality as well.’
“We will be cautious because we have suffered a lot this year and I don’t know how many points it will take to make sure of a Champions League spot.
“Other teams have been where we are now and the situation has changed and maybe that will help us to keep our feet on the ground.
“All I will say is let’s see where we are at the end of the season and I am just focusing on the next game.
“We know it will be another battle against Wigan, another team who are fighting not to go down (like Wolves are) and who had a great result against Manchester United.”
If Arsenal can come through unscathed against Wigan, they will then open a massive ten point gap over Chelsea ahead of the big derby on the 21st. And in the meantime Chelsea have to face hard games against Tottenham and Barcelona.