Arteta tells Arsenal players to forget Top Four race “the focus has to be today”

Arsenal are currently 4 points below Man United in Fourth Place with 3 games in hand, but as we have seen from the teams around us, games in hand rarely translate into 3 points every time.

So it is vital that the young Gunners don’t let the pressure of needing to win every game get to them, and Arteta is clear that he just wants every bit of focus concentrated on simply winning today’s game, without worrying what other teams around us are performing.

Arteta told Arsenal.com: “Train well today, prepare well today, be mentally ready, physically ready, tactically ready tomorrow to play a really difficult match and show it on the pitch. That should be the only aim.”

“We are where we are [in the table] and I’m happy that we are in this position and we want to make the most out of it and again that can be the aim and that should be the goal and the objective but the focus has to be today.”

As in the game two weeks ago, Wolves are just two points below us and aiming to leapfrog the Gunners into the European places, so there is of course pressure not to lose tonight, but we should take confidence in the fact that the Emirates has become our fortress this season, with our only defeat in the last 11 home games being the last minute setback against the Champions Manchester City.

Last year Wolves beat us 2-1 in this fixture and completed the Double over us. Tonight we need to gain revenge and complete the Double over Bruno Lage’s tough side.

Can we do it? Yes of course we can!

COYG!

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9 Comments

  1. Watching the 3:21 mins training video on Arsenal.com I do notice that Ben White, ESR and Tomiyasu were not in the training video, I hope they are all fine. Very important game tonight and we need everyone. COYG

  2. That’s a very fantastic and splendous motivation from our coach. Yes we can do it, if only our boys play with one spirit and mind.

  3. The manager had spoken well. The players should focus on their matches as they come and try to win them. Before they know it, they will surprisingly notice they have qualified. They should try and put off the pressure of wanting to qualify, they should just be themselves and believe in in what they are capable of doing.

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