Mikel Arteta confident Arsenal can qualify for Champions League

Mikel Arteta confident Arsenal can qualify for Champions League

- Arsenal are looking to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in three years

- The Gunners currently sit seventh with 49 points, eight points off the top four

- The side has won three matches on the bounce, including a 2-0 crucial win over Wolves

Mikel Arteta is confident Arsenal can qualify for Champions League with just five matches left to end the 2019/20 season.

The Gunners are currently seventh on the table with 49 points - eight behind fourth-place team Chelsea as the campaign continues to wind down.

Arteta's men seem to have turned their tides around having gone four straight games without dropping any single point.

Mikel Arteta confident Arsenal can qualify for Champions League

Mikel Arteta is keen to help Arsenal seal a place in the Champions League. Photo: Getty Images.
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Qualification for the Champions League could go down to the fifth-placed team as Man City are in danger of missing out on the tournament next season should their ban by UEFA is upheld.

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However, Arteta has made it clear to his wards the effort required if they are to qualify for a place in Europe's elite competition.

"We have to win every game and then wait and pray," Mirror UK quoted Arteta saying.

"A few weeks ago we were really far from thinking about Europe and we are a little bit closer at the moment so lets go game by game and see where that takes us," he added.

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Arsenal have not made an appearance in the Champions League for the last three years and a qualification this term will be a massive boost for Arteta.

Mikel Arteta confident Arsenal can qualify for Champions League

Arsenal are yet to qualify for Champions League for the last three seasons. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Spaniard took charge of the club when they were sitting 10th on the charts.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hinted that he would love to extend his contract with Arsenal after he blinked during an Instagram live video with his brother Willy.

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The Gabonese striker has been continuously linked with a move out of the north London club in recent months but he has given Gunners fans a glimmer of hope.

Aubameyang answered a supporter's request which has sparked off reactions from the club's faithful about extending his deal with Arsenal.

The publication also reported that Real Madrid's latest decision to drop the transfer price on their star James Rodriguez has invited the interest of Premier League duo of Arsenal and Manchester United.

As it stands presently, Real Madrid are demanding the sum of £22.5 million from any side who are interested in signing the 28-year-old Colombia footballer.

If Real Madrid should fail to sell James or tie him down to a new contract this summer, then they will have to lose him for free in twelve months' time.

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