Nacho Monreal says that the team will be fully focused on finishing in the top four and is confident that Arsenal can meet their target between now and the end of the season.
The left-back, who will start tonight for Spain against France, told the official Arsenal Magazine that every game is of critical importance, and the team must concentrate on what they want to achieve and not what people say.
Having been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism, the Gunners have bounced back with two good wins against Bayern and Swansea, and the former Malaga man wants to accentuate the positives.
“We still have matches left to fix the situation and try to meet our objectives. It’s logical that people talk because the situation has not been as it should be, but the players and club in general have to ensure that doesn’t affect us.
“We have to use our energy for the matches. If you’re thinking of what people are saying, you’re wasting that energy. You have to concentrate on the next match. Every fixture now is a final we have to win.
“That has to be our mentality, I’m sure we’ll put it right. We have to use matches like the win away to Bayern as positive examples for the rest of the season.”
Ahead of tonight’s game, Monreal also spoke to Marca about life at the Gunners.
“I’m honestly very happy,” he said. “I’m with a great team in a spectacular city. From the first moment I arrived at Arsenal they treated me so well. Furthermore, I have Mikel and Santi, this helps me a lot because the English is quite challenging.”