Arsène Wenger says Sunday's game against Everton is a chance for his side to both cement their top-four place and stay in the title race.

Roberto Martinez’s team have won five games in a row in the Premier League and have the chance to go one point behind Arsenal with a victory at Goodison Park.

It will be the third time the sides have met this season and Wenger is wary of the threat Everton pose, but he sees it as a big chance for his team.

For us it's very difficult to imagine the impact it will have on finishing fourth, but it's a game we want to win

Arsène Wenger

“It's an opportunity to go forward and as well an opportunity to make a distance with Everton," he said. "As I told you after the last game against Man City, we look in front of us and behind us as well. That's what the game is about on Sunday.

"Everton are a good side, that's why they are where they are. I think in the first game [in December] we were caught just at the end. In the second game we won 4-1 and scored two late goals, so they were two interesting games. I think it will again be very interesting on Sunday.

"For us it's very difficult to imagine the impact it will have on finishing fourth, but it's a game we want to win. Everton have won against Swansea in the last minute and they have a never-give-up attitude, which gives them credit.

"They still have a difficult programme as well - like all of us they have to play a lot of difficult teams."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Isaac Moore 4 Apr 2014