Petr Cech has admitted that losing to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur could cost the club a place in next season’s Champions League.
Last month Tottenham ran out 2-0 winners at White Hart Lane, and it left Arsenal seemingly out of the running for a top-four place in the Premier League table.
Arsenal have since registered back-to-back victories – including a 2-0 triumph over Southampton on Wednesday night – but Cech has questioned whether their resurgence has come too late.
The 34-year-old told BBC Sport: “Every game we try to give ourselves a chance. We shot ourselves in the foot against Tottenham and we are aware we need to win all the remaining games to be in the race.
“We had a big game against [Manchester] United (a 2-0 win) and then here, where historically we haven’t done that well in the league.
“It was tough in the first half but then we found the opening and deserved to win.”