Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has admitted that it is not the right time to think about the Gunners’ chances of getting into the Premier League top four and with it a place in the UEFA Champions League.
Unai Emery’s men fell to their third consecutive league defeat on Sunday afternoon as they were thumped 3-0 by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The North-Londoners now sit fifth in the league table, two points behind Chelsea. However, Swiss midfielder Xhaka has made the admission that Arsenal could have blown their chance with their poor away form.
Talking after Sunday’s loss, he said: “It is not the right moment to think about the top four.
“We had three big chances. It started with Crystal Palace, then Wednesday against Wolves and finished [on Sunday].
“If you don’t take from two away games and one at home three points, you can’t speak about the top four.”
Emery’s troops now need to hope that Chelsea drop points in either of their last two games against Watford and Leicester if they are to indeed get back in the Champions League. The Gunners can be backed at odds of 12/5 with Paddy Power to earn a top-four finish at the end of the season.