By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger will not allow himself or his players to get ahead of themselves as they chase a top-three finish in the Premier League.
Arsenal have a two-point advantage over Tottenham and Newcastle with Chelsea a further two points back - and all three sides have played a game more than the Gunners.
Wenger knows that his team will be five clear of the chasing pack if they beat bottom club Wolves on Wednesday night but he has no intention of second-guessing England's unpredictable top flight.
"For some people these predictions are their job," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "Believe me, they don't know much better than you or me and the result of every game is just a consequence of your performance on the day.
"Nobody can really predict that because your performance on the day depends on you, but also depends on the other team as well. To predict both is nearly impossible. You can have an idea but football has surprised us so many times, especially recently in the last two or three months.
"We have all been surprised by many results and predictions. What would be interesting is to make a championship of the predictors and see who comes out on top at the end.
"Let's not anticipate, that is something else that is important. When it gets to the last sprint, the focus on the next game becomes the most important part because you are always tempted to anticipate. We have the experience to know just to deal with the next one and that is the only important thing."
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