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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned his players not to get complacent over Champions League qualification, reports Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror.
The Gunners will clinch a top-four place in the Premier League if Everton lose to Manchester City on Saturday, following the comfortable win over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.
But Wenger is quoted as saying:
It’s not done. I’m long enough in the job to know to get over the line is difficult.
We have suffered enough this season in some periods not to be complacent.
The pain we went through will help us focus to do the final job well. We are in a strong position now.
One more win will be top four for sure. It shows the club has been consistent over the years, and we want more.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the remainder of the season with a groin injury, but Wenger added that the player was unlikely to miss the World Cup as a result.
The Arsenal manager is quoted as saying:
He has an inflammation of his groin. He couldn't practise.
I put him on Friday on the team sheet and played him when he was needed, but it came to a point where it didn't progress.
We decided to give him a complete rest for two weeks.
Will he be ready for England? I think so.