Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Ox: It's not going to be easy but I'm confident

Alex Oxlade-Chamerlain believes Arsenal still have to bring their A-game to their three remaining fixtures if they are to secure a Champions League position.

The Gunners sit a point ahead of fifth placed Everton with three league games remaining in the season.

Arsene Wenger's men face Newcastle and West Brom at the Emirates before a trip to Norwich on the final day of the season. Everton meanwhile face Southampton at St Mary's the Manchester City at Goodison Park before their final game of the season, away against Hull City.

And Oxlade-Chamberlain knows the Gunners have no room for error, with an inferior goal difference to the Toffees to also consider.

The 20-year-old England international said:
"You've got to feel confident and believe that you can do it. We know it’s not going to be easy. We've got to make sure that we don’t have to rely on other people’s results. 
"It’s in our hands now. We've just got to make sure that we try to get as many three-point hauls as we can. We've got experience of doing it before in tight circumstances and I’m confident we can do it again. 
"It's another tough game for us. Newcastle, on their day, are just as good as any other team. They've got great quality in their side. Alan Pardew's sides make it really hard for you. We've got to compete, first and foremost.
"Hopefully we can come away with three points. We've got the quality. 
"After Newcastle, we've got West Brom and Norwich, so it's going to be a really tough run-in for us, as it will be for a lot of teams, but I'm confident we've got what it takes."

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