The Gunners have fallen off the pace in the Premier League in recent weeks, as they have won just once in their last six outings which dropped them down to fourth in the table.
The Frenchman insists he is looking no further than Saturday’s semi-final against FA Cup holders Wigan before setting his sights on the title run-in.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
You can always improve in our game. When results are not as good, you always think you can improve. There is no perfect team and we will always try to improve our squad and our team.
This season we lost key players at big important moments of the season, but we have to just to focus on finishing as well as we can.
We are in a position where we can still do very well until the end of the season, that is what we want. It is not about next season, it is about this season.
The Gunners have suffered from a lack of form in recent months, which has seen them drop out of the title race and now they face a struggle to stay in the top four. However the Gunners have a chance to finish the season on a high with the potential for a FA Cup final.
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Arsenal will be favourites going into the game, but if they play like they did against Everton then they could be in big trouble against the North Western side. Hopefully they can improve their game and book another fixture at Wembley for next month.
The North London club should also concentrate on maintaining fourth place in the Premier League. The momentum is with Everton and if they win all their games the Toffees will finish in the final UCL play-off spot, but it’s highly unlikely that they will do that with a tough set of fixtures on the horizon for the Toffees. They are bound to drop points before the season finishes and we have to take advantage of that and finish the job off by gaining maximum points.
Unfortunately I believe we have taken a step backwards this season even if we end up winning the FA Cup and finish fourth. The lack of character in the defeats against big clubs really needs to be addressed for next season, if we are to compete at the top level of English football for years to come.
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