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Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger will hopes striker Robin van Persie will sign a new contract before he links up with the Netherlands for the European Championship.

"Will Champions League football help to keep Van Persie? It makes it easier to attract good players and keep them,'' Wenger said. "The intention is to speak with him before he leaves for the Dutch camp.''

Tottenham Hotspur is in fourth place, however they must wait another six days before learning their fate.  Fourth place normally secures a spot in the qualifying rounds - but if Chelsea beats Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final on Saturday, the Blues will clinch a spot in next season's competition.

Tottenham Hotspur Harry Redknapp remarked about being in a tight place.

"Fourth position, I couldn't have asked for more than that,'' Redknapp said. "I look at the league and I'm not silly. You think Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, who have spent a fortune.

"If we could have got in there, we would have been delighted and that is how I am about it all. We have finished fourth and I couldn't be more pleased.''

"I could hear the crowd cheer but I was only concerned with us winning today,'' Redknapp said. "All that mattered was that we won the game because if we didn't win today, Newcastle could have won at Everton and we'd have been fifth.

"It was just important we won the game and that was the only concern I had.''

"When we finished fourth in 2010, Man City were just arriving. It is going to be even more difficult next year,'' Redknapp said. "Man United and Man City are not going to be out of the top four: that's impossible. So you are looking for two places. Chelsea? I don't think Mr. Abramovich will stand for them finishing outside the top four again.

"So suddenly there is Arsenal, us, Liverpool, Newcastle all scrapping. And who knows? A Russian could come along and buy someone like Wigan and then they will be pushing for the league. That's how it works isn't it?''

"I cannot say the season has been a failure,'' Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "We have qualified for the 15th time. Only three clubs have done that in Europe. That means it's not as easy as it looks.

"We were 17th in the league and in the first seven games we had lost four of them. When you have played seven games, there are 31 to go. It's very difficult to imagine you can finish third.''