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Tottenham and Chelsea are within reach of the Gunners.
Although unlikely, Arsenal are still in position to possibly finish in third.
A third-place finish would secure automatic qualification into the group stage of the Champions League, a benefit since it would relieve the fixture congestion Wenger detests.
The Gunners sit five points behind Chelsea, but the Blues are still competing in the FA Cup and the Europa League.
In the Premier League, the West Londoners still face away trips to Liverpool and Manchester United, and they will be hosting Tottenham, Swansea City and Everton.
None of those matches will be easy, and if Chelsea drop points, Arsenal will have the opportunity to take advantage of that.
The key will be winning as many matches as possible. If the Gunners fail to pick up three points against Reading, a third-place finish is all but impossible.