Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he is confident in sealing a top four finish this season after the club secured their first away win since November at bottom club Huddersfield.
Arsenal are one point and two places below Manchester United, while they are level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea. But Emery has the target in his sights.
“It was very important to win, to be closer to the top four and our target is this,” Emery said. “After 26 games there is a one-point difference between us and Manchester United.
“If we ask is it difficult for us, I think it’s difficult, but we can. After 26 games we are on our way and our motivation is very great and we’ve brought our target closer.
“I am very happy. We were working well. Every player was working and helping each other and today I’m very proud with our work.”
Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored to seal a 2-1 win over Huddersfield, before Sead Kolasinac’s late own goal denied them a clean sheet. Arsenal are still the only Premier League side not to have kept a clean sheet this season but Emery was more pleased with the win.
“A clean sheet is important, but our main worry is to win,” Emery said. “The main thing is to score one more goal than them and after that it is to keep a clean sheet.
“Every player worked very well and the last action, unfortunately for us, they scored and also, maybe they deserved it.”