London: Arsenal need to use the same fighting spirit they showed against Bayern Munich in every match for the rest of the season if they are to capture a top-four finish in the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday.
The north London club came tantalisingly close to pulling off an improbable comeback in their Champions League last-16 tie when they beat Bayern 2-0 in Germany in the second leg on Wednesday to go out on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result.
The only thing left to salvage from an eighth successive trophyless season is a place in next season's Champions League but, sitting fifth in the Premier League, Arsenal have their work cut out to muscle their way into the top quartet.
"For us anyway every game now is a cup final," Wenger, whose side travel to ninth-placed Swansea City on Saturday (1500 GMT), told a news conference.
"Swansea is always a difficult place to go and we need to repeat the game we had at Bayern Munich, it's as simple as that, again based on solidarity, fighting spirit and a bit win-at-all-costs."