Bacary Sagna
Arsenal's Sagna challenges Everton's Pienaar during their English Premier League match in Liverpool. REUTERS

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has implored his players to focus on their own form and ignore Saturday's clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur as all three teams vie for a top-four finish.

The Gunners moved up to third place in the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Everton on Wednesday and saw them leapfrog Spurs, who drew 1-1 with Stoke.

Arsenal's sixth-consecutive victory represents a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for Wenger's side. After trailing Tottenham by 10 points earlier in the campaign, the club are now one point clear of their north London rivals and six ahead of Chelsea - defeated 2-1 at Manchester City on Wednesday night - with just nine games left to play.

But after closing the gap on their top-four rivals and with Champions League football looking all but guaranteed, Wenger is still taking nothing for granted and warned his Arsenal charges against complacency.

"What I want us to continue is our run and not be in a position where you have to look at the other results," Wenger told the official Arsenal Web site.

"That is why I believe that the main focus is on us, not to be obsessed by other results and to just keep going. Of course the players will be aware of what is going on but it is not the last day of the season."

Wenger was encouraged by his side's dogged display at Goodison Park, after they kept a clean sheet for the first time since the 0-0 draw at Bolton at the start of February. Arsenal set a new Premier League record in March when they came from behind to win four consecutive matches, but Wenger believes the resolute display on Wednesday demonstrates a new side to their defence.

"It confirms the solidity of the team," Wenger added. "Especially when you go to Goodison Park where you know you will be under pressure and the crowd knows the game.

"To come back having not conceded I am very happy because we have shown signs of mastering situations and not panicking. Usually people would not say Arsenal would not concede in circumstances like that so I am very pleased."