Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain: We’re under pressure to finish in top four

Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says the Gunners are feeling the pressure in the race for a top-four finish

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 11 league starts for Arsenal this season Photo: Nike

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits Arsenal are feeling the pressure as the Gunners look to secure a top-four finish.

Arsene Wenger’s men are in fourth place and two points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who have played a game less than their north London rivals.

The Gunners make the short trip to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday evening hoping to cement their Champions League ambitions.

And Oxlade-Chamberlain urged his team-mates to forget about the fortunes of their top-four rivals and focus on beating the Hoops at Loftus Road.

“We are definitely conscious of the fact we have to make the Champions League,” he told the Sun.

“Arsenal are a massive club, there’s always pressure and expectation but that’s what we have to cope with.

“That’s why we have been signed, to deal with high pressure situations and perform at a level which keeps the club where it deserves to be.

“We have a tough three games to try and make that happen. I’m sure Tottenham and Chelsea are feeling pressure to do the same.”

He added: “Yeah, it’s tight. At the same time it is exciting and we know what we’ve got to do as well. We cannot look around too much at what’s going on with Spurs and Chelsea because that’s when you get side-tracked from what your own goals are.”

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