Arsene Wenger is in a tough spot right now. The Frenchman has faced repeated calls to quit in a tough season which may well result in Arsenal missing out on a top-four place.

Alexis Sanchez helped keep Arsenal’s slim hopes of securing a Champions League berth alive with a brace against Sunderland on Tuesday evening, but they must now rely on either Liverpool or Manchester City slipping up.

However, despite the uproar that the Gunners may be set to miss out on a top-four place, Wenger did not seem to understand what all the fuss was about in his latest press conference…

“You never know. I answered for 20 years the question, ‘the top four is nothing special’. So I don’t know why suddenly it could become such a big problem.

“I’m quite surprised. I want to absolutely make sure that we are in there but after that let’s get to 75 points and see what happens.

“You want all the teams to fight like Sunderland did tonight. After, you have to accept the result. What is for sure, if we win our game, we can only be far from one point. Let’s give ourselves every chance.

“We can talk and talk, but at the end let’s make 75 points. If you look at the number of points we can make, it’s one of the best in the last 10 years.”

Fans did not see the positives in the same way as the Arsenal boss…

You can certainly understand the frustration.