Mikel Arteta has called for his Arsenal side to ‘be consistent’ despite reaching the FA Cup final with an impressive victory against Manchester City.
The Gunners reached the final by overcoming Pep Guardiola’s troops 2-0, with both goals coming from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. It was the second eye-catching victory for the Gunners in a matter of days as they also managed to beat Premier League champions Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.
Despite being full of praise for his players for their showings over the past week, the Spaniard wants his team to show more consistency if they are to continue challenging for trophies.
Talking after the FA Cup semi-final, the former midfielder said: “Obviously this is a marathon, this is a long-term thing that has to be in place and you have to do it consistently throughout 10 months, it’s not good enough to do it in a week.
“We haven’t done anything. We’ve just won two games that have given us a big boost of belief and the sense that if we are all doing our best we can compete with any team.
“But now we have to be consistent and do it every three days.”
Heading into the final two matches of the league campaign, Arsenal sit tenth in the table, three points behind seventh-placed Wolves and six behind North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The Gunners currently sit at odds of 25/1 with Betfair to secure a top-six finish this season.