Sokratis and Rob Holding refuse to write off Arsenal’s Champions League hopes

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Coral BarryWednesday 20 Nov 2019 5:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Sokratis and Holding aren’t writing off their Champions League hopes (Picture: Getty)Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Rob Holding have backed Arsenal to still qualify for next season’s Champions League.Manchester City currently occupy fourth spot, with league Chelsea, Leicester City and Premier League leaders Liverpool making up the top three.Many Arsenal fans wrote off their top four hopes after a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City left Arsenal with an eight-point gap to overturn.Sokratis, however, called for calm, saying: ‘The team needs confidence and calm to show the quality we have. This will give confidence also,’ he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sokratis and Rob Holding refuse to write off Arsenal’s Champions League hopes Advertisement Arsenal suffered defeat to Leicester City in their last game (Picture: Getty)‘I think we can get [into the top four] because if we find one or two games where we can play very good and have a good result, after the team will take confidence and after that we have the quality.’AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates on Saturday, with the Saints in a relegation battle.Sokratis’ fellow defender Rob Holding also insisted qualifying for next season’s Champions League was still the goal at Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We just need to string a couple of wins together and I think that will lift the confidence again and hopefully set us off on a run.‘We just need to stay calm and stay positive. We’re sixth, we’re not a million miles off it,’ he said.‘We’re eight points off the top four but if we have three wins in a week we’re back up within touching distance so it’s not crisis point by any stretch of the imagination. We need to keep calm.’MORE: Man Utd and Arsenal target Dejan Kulusevski speaks out on transfer speculationMORE: Arsenal step up Erling Haaland interest as striker’s father visits training groundlast_img

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