The skilled Brazilian defender believes that, on the again of a derby win over Tottenham, something might nonetheless occur from right here

David Luiz is refusing to surrender on Arsenal’s bid to safe a top-four end, with the Brazilian defender in search of a derby win over Tottenham to behave as a springboard.

The Gunners edged out their north London neighbours 2-1 of their newest Premier League fixture, however stay 10th within the desk.

A 10-point hole separates them from the Champions League qualification spots, however they nonetheless have 10 video games to absorb and imagine something is feasible in a dash in the direction of the road.

What has been mentioned?

Luiz advised reporters of the Gunners’ top-four possibilities on the again of a morale-boosting victory at residence to Spurs: “We’ve got to attempt to proceed on this approach, attempt to enhance.

“We’re far (off), however now we have an ideal staff and we are able to proceed on this approach and attempt to win factors each week.”

What does Arsenal’s fixture listing appear like?

The Gunners are coming into an important stage of their 2020-21 endeavours.

The second leg of a Europa League last-16 encounter with Olympiacos that Mikel Arteta’s facet lead 3-1 is subsequent on the agenda, earlier than then going through one other London derby date with West Ham.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2020-21

A go to from Liverpool can be taken in after the March worldwide break, that means that two fellow top-four hopefuls can be tackled of their subsequent two outings.

Arsenal are additionally attributable to meet Everton and Chelsea earlier than the top of the season, with there nonetheless all to play for on the enterprise finish of an enthralling marketing campaign.

The larger image

Arteta’s facet have suffered just one defeat of their final eight video games in all competitions, with that solitary reversal coming in opposition to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis.

Consistency is being discovered at simply the precise time, with Luiz admitting {that a} win over Spurs – who had been diminished to 10 males after seeing rabona goalscorer Erik Lamela despatched off – might show very important come the ultimate reckoning.

He added: “It’s at all times a giant recreation, a giant derby with large historical past and everyone is aware of about this recreation.

“I believe we did so, so effectively within the recreation – other than the final 10 minutes the place our staff performed with loads of emotion and didn’t use our brains to regulate the sport and use yet one more participant on the pitch.

“However that’s a part of these sorts of video games and I’m so blissful as a result of the staff has an id, we attempt to management the possession and rating on a regular basis however I believe we simply need to be extra environment friendly up entrance.

“It’s by no means simple to play in opposition to them however I’m so pleased with the efficiency of the staff, as a result of we actually understood the sport earlier than it began, how we needed to beat them and I believe we did that on the pitch.”

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