Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg believes his side has the potential to finish the top four this season despite being out 0f form. He asserted Arsenal must be confident in this target.
Arsenal currently sits in 11th place of Premier League standings. The Gunners have just collected 19 points from 15 matches so far, 10 points behind Chelsea in fourth.
Ljungberg, who served as Arsenal’s caretaker, believes the top four is not impossible to achieve. This was criticized by former Chelsea and Celtic striker Chris Sutton, who is now an analyst at BT Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live.
The criticism was not without basis. Arsenal are without a win in the last seven Premier League games, four draws and three defeats including midweek Brighton & Hove Albion.
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Ahead of the away match against West Ham United, Ljungberg confirmed his conviction. “No, I don’t think we should stop talking about the big four. But for us, the most important thing is to focus on what we are doing here and not look up, down, side,” Ljungberg was quoted as saying by Sky Sports .
“We just need to focus on our game and our confidence. We need to change this downward pace, the game will be a big event, but it might be good for our players.”
“They can relax a bit and concentrate on the match and hopefully they do what they do when we go to the field in the second round,” he added.