The Gunners have the chance to finish in the top four and to win their first trophy in nine years after reaching the FA Cup final.
The French manager has warned his side not to get carried away after the Toffees were beaten by Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
If you look at the consistency of Crystal Palace’s results in the last two months, it is very impressive. They have beaten Chelsea and now Everton, so they have had some great results.
Let’s be honest, of course we wanted Crystal Palace to make a result but you know that in the Premier League, it is like that. Since the start of the season we have learned one thing, that you can drop points everywhere.
It is of course a big encouragement but there is a lot of work to do for us, and that’s what we want to continue to do.
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We have a big game at Hull, we just want to prepare as well as we can for it. I think mentally we are in a better shape than a week ago, because we had two important wins, and that of course puts us in a better condition on the confidence front.
The race for the Champions League spot took a strange turn on Wednesday, as Everton’s winning run came to a end with a 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace. The means that the destiny of fourth spot is now firmly in the hands of Arsenal and although the Gunners only have a one point advantage, they have much easier fixtures than the Toffees.
The North London club face a trip to Hull on Sunday and it is probably the Gunners most difficult of their remaining four games. A win would put pressure on the Toffees and if Everton fail to beat United then it would be very difficult for the Merseysiders to recover.
The Gunners already have the advantage of experience from being in this situation in the past, having made the top four over the last 16 years. That experience could provide them with a psychological edge for the rest of the campaign. If the team can find the form like they did in the second half against West Ham then we can be confident of a top four finish for the 17th consecutive season.
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