Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his side must beat Manchester City today to confirm their place in the Champions League next season.
The Gunners are at the Etihad Stadium to face City and while they are currently third on the log, they have both Manchester clubs breathing down their necks and Wenger insists the game against Manuel Pellegrini’s men is very important.
“Sunday’s game is still important, even if Leicester are champions today and we are second best,” he told the Arsenal website.
“It is still a very important game because part of the responsibility of being professional is to prepare the future. The future of Arsenal Football Club depends on this game.
“There’s a European Championship and there’s a Copa America [in the summer]. To get our players back, we made a schedule. It’s absolutely very difficult because the European Championship finishes on July 10. If you think that you have to give at least three to four weeks of holiday to the players who go to the end [of the tournament], that means they come back at the beginning of August.
“Our target now is to secure a position in the Champions League next year. If possible, to get second place or at least secure third place. On Sunday we can achieve that. We still have two games, and if we win those two games we will be alright.