By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger says the prospect of overtaking Manchester City in the Premier League is not on his mind.

Arsenal currently lie 12 points behind Roberto Mancini’s side after an impressive seven-match winning streak, but more pertinently they hold the advantage over Chelsea and Tottenham in the race for Champions League football.

Wenger admits that, while finishing as high as possible remains the target, it will not cloud his side’s judgment in their top-four quest.

“We will try to give our best,” said the Frenchman. “What we can hope for is to be third. We can be fourth, we can be fifth, we can be sixth - we want to be as high as possible and that depends on our consistency now.

“We are in a position that nobody expected us to be in and we want to strengthen that position from now on. That depends on our performances.

“I see us fighting like mad on Saturday to win the game. That's all I see, I don't see further.

“We are focused on QPR, believe me. We know that is always a tricky game for everybody and that is what is important to us. After that we focus on the next one and our capability to finish the season in a strong way depends on just how much we focus on every game.

“Things can change very quickly. Our sport is fragile and we have learned something this season from a very difficult period. Urgency and focus are vital to keep your level up.”

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30 Mar 2012