By Chris Harris

Every Arsenal game from now until the end of the season has huge significance, according to Arsène Wenger.

The Frenchman is likely to end the campaign without a trophy following last weekend's FA Cup exit at Sunderland and an emphatic Champions League defeat at AC Milan, but a top-four place in the Premier League is still up for grabs.

Arsenal will have to fight off Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle to stay among Europe's elite and Wenger is up for the challenge - starting with Sunday's derby against Tottenham.

"Every game is massive now until the end of the season, but it is exciting," he said. "What is terrible is to play a game of no importance. What is important is that we enjoy it and come out with a good performance.

"I don't know [if this is my most important derby]. It is the most important game because it is the next one. That is what top-level sport is like. For us it is important because we have an opportunity to come back closer to Spurs and strengthen our position in fourth place, which is a very important target."

Tottenham are currently 10 points clear of Arsenal but Wenger will not give up the chase to be London’s top club.

"You judge [who are top] at the end of the season," he said. "The only thing you can say is that in the last 15 years Spurs have finished behind Arsenal."

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24 Feb 2012