Xhaka confident Arsenal will finish in top 4

Granit Xhaka believes a renewed collective spirit will assure Arsenal a top four finish in the Premier League this season.

“Each game we know what we do,” he said. “We know the opposition well, where they are good and where they are not. He (Emery) is important. He helps us, not only me but all the players, with the small things. The tactical things. You can see that on the pitch.

“A lot of small things have changed. We have great character. If you are 1-0 down for example against Liverpool, we come back and it’s not the first time.

“We knew we would not lose this game because we were so good and showed that character again. If you see this game, you can see we are ready for the top four.”

According to Xhaka, another factor is Lucas Torreira. Having arrived from Sampdoria this season, the Uruguayan midfielder has adjusted quickly and is a partner to the 26-year-old.

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