Alex Iwobi admits Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Wolves – our seventh on the road this season – is hard to swallow but he still believes a top-four finish is achievable.
Wednesday’s abject defeat means our Champions League hopes are now out of our own hands going into the final three games, although this week’s poor results for Chelsea and Manchester United, who play each other on Saturday, means the race isn’t over just yet.
The Gunners started well at Molineux but quickly faded when Ruben Neves’ free-kick beat Leno on 28 minutes.
Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota piled on the misery with further goals before the break as we pressed the self-destruct button and even though Sokratis grabbed a late consolation Iwobi was quick to admit the performance was not good enough.
“Obviously it’s a tough one to take,” he told Arsenal.com. “It’s not a good result when we want to get in the top four, but we can’t dwell on it, we have to move on to the next game.
“It’s [disappointing] but last time we had back-to-back [league] defeats, we went on an amazing run. We’ll look at that as a confidence boost, go back to training and just focus on the next game.”
On the club’s bad results on the road – the table for away games now has us in 9th place – Iwobi added, “I don’t know what it is, I can’t pinpoint it, otherwise we would have just sorted it out.
“I think it’s a mental thing – we just have to keep on fighting, keep on being together as a team and just focus again on the next game.
“It’s still up for grabs. We believe we have a chance, so we’ll keep going.”