Bernd Leno insists Arsenal will be ready and waiting for their rivals to slip up when they resume Premier League action at the end of the month.
The Gunners ended a 10-week wait for a win on the road with a 2-1 victory against Huddersfield on Saturday which, coupled with Chelsea’s astonishing 6-0 capitulation at Manchester City, has seen us rise to fifth in the table.
Manchester United’s resurgence means they are fourth but with only one more point than Unai Emery’s men, the race for the final Champions League place is hotting up.
“It is a good competition between all the teams,” Leno told the Evening Standard.
“Chelsea played Manchester City and the gap to Manchester United is one point, so everything is possible.
“We wait for the other teams and if they make mistakes. We do our work to win every game and on Saturday we did the job.”
Arsenal turn their attention to a Europa League double-header with BATE Borisov, starting with Thursday’s trip to Belarus. Leno says that with Saturday’s away win under their belts they will travel with confidence.
“In two weeks, we have another League game and we want to work hard. Our last away win [in the League] was at Bournemouth in November. It was important for us to win and also to win away.
“In the first half, we played very well and had good control. We lost the control a bit but we defended very strong, we worked as a team.
“Everybody worked very hard and we were unlucky to concede the goal but overall it was a deserved win.”