Thierry Henry has called on his Arsenal team-mates to keep the pressure on Tottenham in the race for the fourth and final Champions League place despite Saturday's draw in the North London derby.

The issue would have been settled over the weekend had the French striker not flicked home a late equaliser when the two sides met at Highbury. But, as it stands, the only way Arsenal can finish fourth is to win all of their last three games and hope Bolton or West Ham can take something from Martin Jol's side in their final two fixtures.

"It's in Tottenham's hands now," said Henry. "But they have a tricky game at West Ham. That's never easy, it's a derby, and Bolton always make it difficult. So you never know what might happen.

"But on the other side we also need to be around to take advantage of the situation if Tottenham slip up."

Henry's exquisite strike on Saturday equalised a hotly-debated opener from Robbie Keane. Gilberto and Emmanuel Eboue collided with one another leaving the Ivorian on the floor. Michael Carrick played on and Edgar Davids raced down the flank left vacant by the right back's absence before crossing for Keane to tap home.

"Everyone is going to talk about the goal," said Henry. "But at the end of the game, I did an interview with Michael Carrick and he told me he didn't see Emmanuel on the ground. Also I've known Edgar Davids for a very long time and he's an honest guy. They both told me that they didn't see it and I want to believe them.

"I have to believe them because sometimes I do get upset when players don't tell the truth on the pitch. I just hope they are being genuine.

"I think you can understand why we were upset. It's an important game, not only for fourth spot but it's the last derby game at Highbury and that's why we felt we were being cheated.

"But after you calm down and talk to the guys you want to believe them.

 "There's been times when players have clashed heads and I could have scored. I could have turned round and said it wasn't my fault they made a challenge and got injured. I remember what Paolo di Canio did at Everton. He could have scored easily.

"But I've never been like that. If I want to beat someone or win a game, I want to do it because of me and nothing else."

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