Mertesacker calls on Arsenal to stay focused

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has told teammates not to lose focus as they battle for a top four finish.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has told teammates not to lose focus as they battle for a top four finish.

With rivals Chelsea and Tottenham clashing on Wednesday, Mertesacker knows all Arsenal can do is concentrate on winning their final two games against relegation strugglers Wigan and Newcastle.

Mertesacker said: “Chelsea against Spurs is a good game for us, but both have it still in their own hands.

“We are in a holding position. We can’t do anything on Wednesday.

“Anyway, we have to win both the games that are coming. We have to keep focused and be confident.

“We have teams to face who are under pressure. I think that makes it good for us and that we keep our focus on a very high level.”

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