Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are alive in Champions League race but cannot afford any more slip-ups between now and the end of the Premier League season.
That’s the verdict of Mikel Arteta after a huge victory at Wolves on Saturday evening. The Gunners clinched a surprise 2-0 win at Molineux, their first this season away from home at a top-half team, thanks to Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette’s goals in either half.
After Manchester United beat Bournemouth 5-2 earlier in the day, Arsenal moved within six points of the Red Devils, who temporarily moved into fourth.
Chelsea reclaimed the final Champions League spot after their 3-0 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge. That leaves Arteta’s charges eight points adrift of fourth place with five games to go.
“We need to win football matches as frequently as we can. And let’s see where it take us,” Arteta told BBC Sport.
“A few weeks ago it looked impossible but we are alive. We will try again on Tuesday and see what happens.”