Emery optimistic

Fifth-placed Arsenal can “recover” and secure a top-four finish in the English Premier League despite losing their past two matches, says Gunners boss Unai Emery.

Goals from Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota helped Wolves to a 3-1 win over Arsenal, who scored a late consolation via Sokratis’ header on Wednesday night.

It was their second loss in four days after losing 3-2 to Crystal Palace.

“We lost from our hands the opportunity for fourth, but we can also recover this opportunity,” said the Spaniard.

With three league games remaining, Arsenal are four points behind north London rivals Tottenham in third and have one point fewer than Chelsea in fourth.

Emery’s team are also in the semi-finals of the Europa League and will qualify for the Champions League if they win that tournament. However if they do not, they will have to finish in the top four in the Premier League to secure a return to the Champions League after a two-year absence.

“Top four is the target, a difficult target,” added Emery.

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