"Obviously every footballer wants to be playing in the Premier League, myself included".
But it remains to be seen if the Gunners can overturn a poor run which saw them lose six of 11 league games. 'Now we have three games, we have to give everything then hopefully we will reach our goals'.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says they must keep the pressure on their top rivals before the race is over.
Ahead of the important match, Wijnaldum spoke to the Liverpool Echo and he claims that his side will have a better chance of competing for the title next year as they have learnt from the mistakes made this season.
"We need to make sure we are ready to take advantage of that".
Victory at Southampton enabled the Gunners to climb above Manchester United into fifth place in the Premier League, leaving them just three points behind City and four adrift of the Reds, who have played a game more.
'I think Arsenal have too much to do, ' Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown said.
Should that happen, Mourinho could once again use a trip to north London to get some minutes into the legs of players returning from injury, such as Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Juan Mata, and blood more youngsters like Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay. Since Stoke's promotion to the Premier League in 2008, Arsenal have won only once in the Potteries - back in 2010 - and have lost on four of their previous seven visits. Our title-winning campaign of 1997-98 was the first season that two clubs qualified for the Champions League.
'Liverpool slipping up has certainly opened the door to Arsenal - but I would sooner be in Jurgen Klopp's position with the points on the board.
Whether it's the Premier League title itself, Champions League qualification, a Europa League spot or battles with relegation, fates are being sealed.