Unai Emery says he believes his team can make the top four, but says that both Chelsea and Man Utd are better than the Gunners.
Realistically, the fight for the final place to qualify for the Champions League is between those two clubs and Arsenal, and the Spaniard believes they have an advantage over us right now.
However, with just two of the top six left to play this season, and a relatively kind run-in, it’s not an impossibility, even if Emery believes Arsenal are far from the favourites.
“Are we outsiders for fourth place? Now, yes,” he said, “because we are sixth. It’s practical but it is like that.
“I trust in our capacity to take fourth but it is like that. There are teams now that are better than us and who have an advantage to us.
“Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham also – there is a big difference between us and them.
“Chelsea and Manchester United, two very big teams, also have a difference but they are closer than us. We need to continue thinking to be in the top four but knowing it’s difficult.
“It’s not to think we’re playing under pressure – it’s to be demanding and with the ambition to be in the top four, also knowing other teams have an advantage to us.
We are going to play at Tottenham in one month but now we need to think about the next games and the next teams ahead of us, who are Chelsea and Manchester United.”
The Gunners face bottom side Huddersfield today, looking to improve on a poor run of away form which has seen us take just 2 points from the last 18.