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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04:  Arsene Wenger the Arsenal manager shouts instructions from the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Arsenal at Loftus Road on May 04, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Arsene Wenger the Arsenal manager shouts instructions from the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Arsenal at Loftus Road on May 04, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Arsene Wenger the Arsenal manager shouts instructions from the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Arsenal at Loftus Road on May 04, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

ARSENE WENGER is not content with merely scrapping for Champions League qualification and has demanded more from his team next season.

The Gunners host FA Cup winners Wigan at the Emirates Stadium tonight looking to move back above Spurs into fourth place as the race for elite European football is set to go to the wire.

Wenger's squad have long fallen short in the quest to launch a sustained assault on the Premier League title, but the Arsenal boss insists that must change in the 2013-14 campaign.

"Last year we made 70 points and finished third. This year, we can make 73 points and finish fourth, so what you want to do is have a consistency and fight for the Premier League," he said.

"It (finishing fourth) is the minimum required. You could see that when Chelsea's Champions League position was under threat, they came out quickly and said 'no, what is most important for us is to be in the Champions League next year'.

"It is difficult to achieve, but we have done it over the years. Is it enough? No. We want more, but this year, Manchester United was above everybody else."

Wenger is set to be handed a bumper £100million summer transfer budget to strengthen the squad, with £20million-rated Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina said to be high on his shopping list.

The Arsenal manager added: "We have rebuilt the team and since January we have certainly done very well if you look at the number of points we have taken compared to the other teams.

"We have created a good basis and that stability can help us start strongly next season."

Wenger admits he is unsure how Wigan's battling FA Cup win at Wembley will impact on their performance in a match Roberto Martinez's men must win to keep alive realistic hopes of staying up.

However, he wants his team fully focused on delivering the required result themselves.

"Wigan had a contrasting week because they were on a low when they lost at home, but you could see on Saturday they have quality and they played a remarkable game," he said.

"What kind of team will we face? We don't know. We know just one thing – we want to be at our best.

"We are in a position where our destiny depends on us and we want to finish the job."

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