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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka: Focus on top 4 over Europa League

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka says they'll take a top four finish ahead of winning the Europa League.

Arsenal now sit ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea on goal difference but, with a game in hand on the Blues, are in the driving seat to secure a top-four finish with five matches to go.

That would mean a return to the Champions League next season for Unai Emery's side, but they can also achieve that by winning the Europa League.

“I think we want to stay in the top four — we want to be back in the Champions League," said the Swiss.

“For me, the Premier League is first and after if you can go to the final and take the Europa League, of course, it is nice as well, but for us it is the Premier League first.

“We are now in fourth place — two points over [Manchester] United, one game less than Chelsea and one point behind Tottenham — and they play against Manchester City this weekend. This can be a big weekend for us."

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