Like Arsene Wenger, Aaron Ramsey believes Arsenal will need to win all seven of their remaining Premier League games to finish in the top four, and that it will require total concentration in each of those fixtures.
The Gunners are currently 6th, six points behind fourth placed Man City, but they do have a game in hand on Pep Guardiola’s side.
Speaking after the 2-1 win over Boro, in which he provided a clever assist for Mesut Ozil’s winner, the Welsh international believes the team are capable of winning the games, but insists there’s no room for error.
“Of course it’s going to be a difficult run but we’re up for the challenge,” he said. “We had to start by getting the three points.
“I think we have seven games left now, so it’s important for us to take it a game at a time.
“I think we’re going to have to win them all – we’re capable of doing that but it’s going to take an enormous amount of concentration in every game.”
Earlier, Wenger said, “For us the clarity is there – we have to win every game to have a chance to get into the top four.
“Mathematically it is still possible even if it is difficult, but we have to give it a go.”
Arsenal’s remaining Premier League fixtures
Weds April 26th – Leicester City (H)
Sun April 30th – Sp*rs (A)
Sunday May 7th – Man Utd (H)
Weds May 10th – Southampton (A)
Saturday May 13th – Stoke City (A)
Tuesday May 16th – Sunderland (H)
Sunday May 21st – Everton (H)