By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger says there is only one thing he wants for Christmas this year - to close the gap on Manchester City.

Arsenal are enjoying an impressive winning streak in the Premier League of late, claiming four straight victories to push themselves back towards the top four.

Wenger believes there is still plenty of work for his squad to do, however, with the No 1 spot his ultimate target.

“We are too far away from the top at the moment,” he admitted. “My complete focus is to reduce that gap before Christmas and hopefully we can do that.

“Then in the second half of the season we play all of these teams at home, so if we can manage to do that we still have a chance to come back. But at the moment, we are too far.

“I don't know how realistic it is, but what I know is that we have to give absolutely everything to make it realistic.”

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18 Nov 2011