Arsene Wenger says Arsenal should be looking over their shoulder rather than looking up after the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

Wenger admits top four fears

Wenger admits top four fears

The Gunners' hopes of 20th consecutive top-four finish remain in the balance after Yannick Bolasie's late strike cancelled out Alexis Sanchez's first-half opener at the Emirates Stadium.

It leaves Wenger's men in fourth place, behind Manchester City on goal difference and 13 points adrift of leaders Leicester with five games to play.

Fifth-placed Manchester United are four points behind, with West Ham also lurking, leaving the Gunners' hopes of an 18th successive season in the Champions League under threat.

"Honestly, after the game today I'm not in that kind of mood to dream about the championship," Wenger said. "I am more in the kind of mood to repair the mental damage and prepare for the next game (on Thursday against West Brom).

"It's much more about that and to look behind us, because everybody is playing well and winning games. For us it could be a fight until the end to get the place in the top four.

"If we can do more, we will do more, but let's not dream and focus on the next game."