Boss concerned by Canaries setback
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal have put their Champions League hopes on the line after drawing 3-3 with Norwich City.
Steve Morison denied the Gunners all three points with a late equaliser for the Canaries which left Wenger's men without a home victory from their last three matches at the Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman is now hoping Tottenham slip up at Aston Villa as a win for Harry Redknapp's side will see them leapfrog over their north London rivals in fourth spot.
He could also do with a defeat against Premier League leaders Manchester City for Newcastle, who are currently level on points with Spurs in fifth place ahead of today's clash at the Sports Direct Arena.
Arsenal have been a regular fixture in European football's top club competition for the last 14 seasons and, as a result, simply can't afford anything less than a victory at West Brom next Sunday.
Wenger said: "It leaves with one mathematical thing - it is not in our hands anymore. We have to wait for the results to see where it leaves us. We knew that if we didn't win against Norwich, that what would happen, that it's not in our hands."
When quizzed on whether he felt his side deserved to be in the Champions League next season, the Gunners boss added: "It depends on what you mean by deserve. We have 67 points, and every year you qualify with 67 points."