Nigel de Jong: Man City can finish higher than Arsenal

Nigel de Jong believes that his Manchester City side can take advantage of Arsenal’s slip in form and move above Arsene Wenger’s men to finish third, a finish that would be the Eastlands club’s highest since 1977.

Roberto Mancini’s side’s 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Monday has moved them within five points of the Gunners, with a game etra to play

“If we keep our focus then of course we can challenge for third place but all we can do is keep winning and see what happens,” the ex-Ajax midfielder told the club’s official website.

“We are in the top four and that is where we want to stay and the way to do that is to not think about the future only the next match,” he cotinued.

Despite looking to finish as high as possible a top four finish and qualification for the Champions League would be an excellent result for the club. City take on West Ham this weekend, and have all important match against fifth placed Spurs on May 10, and the FA Cup final against Stoke in the following fixture.

Arsenal take on league leaders Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday, and de Jong and the City faithful will hope their city rivals can take points from the London club.

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