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Arsenal chief Gazidis - 'Victory through harmony' is our way forward

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has called for a united front as the club looks to stay alive in the Champions League and also qualify for the competition next season.

The Gunners face a difficult task in attempting to progress to the quarter-finals of UEFA's premier club competition when they meet AC Milan on March 6 to try and overturn a four-goal deficit.

Gazidis is aware of the enormous task ahead and has also taken stock that Arsenal have not been at their best for much of the season - domestic and continental - but has implored the fans to unite with the team to push the club forward.

"We hear the noise, we understand the concern of the fans, we know that there are issues, we know we're not where we want to be," he told Arsenal Player.

"But I can tell you that this team, our manager, the players, are absolutely united in what we have to do for the rest of the season, which is to finish in the top four.

"It's very much in our hands. We have had absolutely unbelievable support from our travelling fans.

"Away to Sunderland, away to Milan, our supporters have put aside the questions, put aside the doubts, put aside the differences of opinion and got behind the team.

"If that can happen from now until the end of the season, I know that we can achieve Champions League qualification again for next year. We can rebuild and regroup in the summer and come back strong.

"Victory through harmony. The strength of this club has always been its unity and our fans and our players need to come together in this fight for the rest of the season."

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