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Emery Insists United Game Will Not Determine Arsenal’s Chances Of Finishing In The Top Four

Arsenal manager Unai Emery does not believe tomorrow’s game against Manchester United will determine whether the Gunners finish in the top four.

The London club are just one point behind the Red Devils heading into the match at the Emirates.

Emery was at pains to point out during his pre-match press conference yesterday that the result will not prove crucial in the battle for fourth:

“It is not a definitive [match]. We are in a way of being consistent, we have 38 matches and Sunday is against Manchester United against a team who also battle for 38 matches and it is important to do it in this moment because this three points are for us or for them.

“I don’t think it is definitive, but we need to show and push on Sunday to take more possibility to finish in the top four.”

Although it certainly won’t rule them out of the top-four race, a defeat at home to one of their closest rivals would certainly be hugely detrimental to their chances of securing Champions League qualification.

A win would, however, provide Arsenal with a great deal of momentum heading into the final eight league games of the season.

Under Emery, the Gunners have generally been up to the task for big games, Liverpool and Manchester City aside. Fans will be expecting a high intensity, energetic performance from the team tomorrow.

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