While arsenal struggling, some many fans and pundits has come out to rule arsenal top four hope as Leno revive their hope
London outfit, Arsenal’s top four race is not over yet.
The Gunners are currently in the 11th spot with 23 points, and nine behind forth placed Chelsea.
They have won just one of their last eight Premier League games.
Mikel Arteta was at the Goodison park when the toffees hold arsenal to a goalless draw, the teams first choice goalkeeper Leno is confident that his team will finished in a champions league qualification spot. Despite the exposure of Arsenal’s defense.
“Of course, because I think there are still many games. Leno quoted.
“We play against all the top six. We have a lot of opportunities to win games against them. We still believe. It is in our hands.
“We have to show mentality, we have to play good football and I think then we will have opportunities.
“When we just speak about tactics or quality or what was in the past, it doesn’t matter. I think the only way is that we work hard, that we get back our strong mentality and then I think I am confident we can reach our target.”
The stalemate with Everton was Arsenal’s first clean sheet in 15 matches in all competitions, as well as a first shutout away from home since the opening day of the season.
“It was completely different to other games,’ Leno admitted. ‘We didn’t let them have chances, like Freddie [Ljungberg] said and the new manager.
“I think the line-up was very good because everybody was fighting for the team and we showed great mentality.
“Unfortunately we didn’t score, but I think at the end we were happy with our performance and especially with our mentality.”
And on what Arteta told them at Goodison Park, Leno said: “He didn’t speak too much about quality or about tactics, he just said he wants to see players who run, who support their team-mates, who defend the goal or in general play as a team,’ said the German.
“I think this is the way he needs to push us and I think it was a good point that he pushed us on Saturday.”
Arteta will take charge of his first game as Arsenal manager when they travel to the Vitality to take on Brighton on Thursday,