Arsenal Midfielder Granit Xhaka believes the Gunners should aim for more than just finishing in the top four in the Premier League this season. The Gunners are currently 7th in the standings ahead of Sunday’s game against Burnley.
They are on nine points Chelsea but also played three games less than the Blues. While Liverpool are 10 points ahead of the Gunners, due to playing more than one game.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Xhaka said:
“It’s a pity that people only talk about fourth place. I believe we can do much better than that. Chelsea are also struggling at the moment. We are not too far from them, not even Liverpool. “
“But, first of all, we have to take care of ourselves. Let’s take the points that we need and don’t over-consider the others”.
Chelsea have faltered in recent times, falling out of the title race and potentially the battle for the top spot. If Arsenal have a good winning streak, they can definitely close the Blues or even get past Tuchel’s side.
Arsenal joins thrilling race for Premier League top 4
The race to the top 4 of this season seems to be going down. Fourth place is currently occupied by Manchester United, who beat West Ham United in stoppage time on Saturday.
However, Arsenal can tie on points with United by beating Burnley on Sunday, with one game still in hand. A win against Sean Dyche’s men would put the Gunners ahead of the Reds on goal difference and put them in fourth place.
To complete the rotation, if Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea on Sunday, they would finish the week in fourth place. This also means that the Blues will lose more points, pulling them firmly into the top 4 race.
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Obviously, the margin of error for any team is very low. Each team played a different number of games as well as being postponed due to COVID-19 or injury. As a result, the picture of who will ultimately qualify for next season’s Champions League will only become clear at the end of the season.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-i-believe-can-much-better-that-granit-xhaka-believes-arsenal-aim-higher-try-catch-liverpool-chelsea?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “I believe we can do much better than that”