Arsenal lost 1-0 to West Ham United this past weekend meaning the Gunners are now six points adrift of the Champions League spot.
The main aim for Unai Emery this season was to get Arsenal back into the Champions League but currently, it seems like an uphill task.
The Gunners are fifth on the league table while Chelsea occupy the final Champions League spot on the Premier League table.
And this is not the only problem since the loss to West Ham now means that Manchester United have been able to catch up with Unai Emery’s men and both the teams are now tied on points.
The Gunners fans are still hopeful that their team can push for the UCL spot but it looks like their manager has already admitted to the fact that this is a far fetched dream.
“Now it’s more difficult, it’s clear,” the Arsenal manager said.
“I think the most important thing for us is to recover our confidence and be more competitive. We need consistency over 38 matches.
“Now it isn’t enough at the moment. West Ham was a bad result. If we can win today we are playing against Chelsea with a three-point maximum distance.
“The big opportunity for us was that we can take in our hands the possibility to be closer to them. This result makes that more difficult.”
“It’s our challenge,
“Each match is our challenge away. We are working on that. It’s also the opposition team. Like here, for example, they are with their supporters, they feel good and strong and can push.
“We need to take more confidence, better performances collectively, being competitive away to change this moment.
“We started the season away well, being competitive and winning. We need to do more to be more competitive and to impose our ideas and our quality.”
Next up, Arsenal will host Chelsea in the Premier League and this game could be absolutely crucial for Unai Emery and his boys.
A loss in this match would mean that the Blues would create a nine-point gap between them and Arsenal.
And to be very honest, even Unai Emery knows that such a big gap will be really difficult to claw down.
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