By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger says the stakes for Sunday’s final match of the season are as high as when his side played their last match at Highbury in 2006.

At the end of the 2005/06 campaign, a Thierry Henry hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Wigan helped the Gunners secure Champions League qualification at the expense of Tottenham.

This time around, Wenger’s side need to beat West Bromwich Albion to seal third spot and the Frenchman is confident they will deliver.

“It will be a great achievement if we manage to do it. I believe it would be reward for a group which has exceptional strength,” he told Arsenal Player.

“They have come through some difficult times, always recovered and always battled. Therefore I will be extremely delighted when we do it.

“[It reminds me of the final game at Highbury] a little bit because the qualifying was the same, with the Champions League at stake.

“There is even more uncertainty because fourth place is not this time necessarily in the Champions League.

“Let's make sure we finish third and win our game - that is the only answer we can give. To do that of course you need a full, committed performance from everybody.

“On that front I am quite sure we will get that from our players and then we will have a very good chance to do it.”

Watch the full interview with the boss on Arsenal Player.

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11 May 2012