Arsene Wenger believes the Gunners have a lot of work to do in order to achieve a top four finish, but his side are more than capable of such a feat after a difficult season.
A battling 0-0 draw at home to top four contenders Everton ended a successful winning streak that boosted them into Champions League Qualification territory. They now sit fourth, one point behind Chelsea and two ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, however both of the London sides have a game in hand and they must face each other.
The Frenchman feels the only way forward for the Emirates outfit is to focus on their own game and win as many fixtures as possible with only five matches remaining.
The only way we can deal with the situation is to win our games. We won eight of the last nine and [then] had a draw against Everton, which can happen to anybody. I believe that we just want to keep that strong run going until the end. We know for us it is what’s needed to be successful.
I believe we will do it but it is down to our performances, it is down to us performing until the end, as we did recently.
We bounced back from a very very difficult position but we still have a lot of work to do.
Arsenal’s recent resurgence has made for an interesting top four battle that will go to the wire. Fulham away this weekend will be another tough fixture, however three points is essential otherwise they will drop significantly off the pace. Both Chelsea and Spurs have very tough matches this weekend as they face Liverpool and Manchester City respectively meaning they may well drop points. They will also have to duke it out on the 8th of May, so the Gunners have the upper hand but also the most pressure to win every match.
As long as the Gunners do not suffer any injuries to key players and the likes of Wilshere and Walcott find their form once again then they should not have any worries. The upcoming fixtures generally look favourable, but they must maintain their focus and keep playing as they have of late.