Thursday, 24th April, 2014

Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo has insisted that it is his side’s duty to qualify for the Champions League.

The Gunners, who defeated Hull City 3-0 at the weekend, are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 70 points from 35 games, just a point ahead of fifth-placed Everton.

The Emirates Stadium outfit are favourites to qualify for the Champions League for the 17th consecutive time with just three league games remaining in the season.

And Sanogo, who explained that Arsene Wenger’s side will give their best in their remaining matches, feels it is extremely important for a club of Arsenal’s stature to be competing in the Champions League.


"It is very important for such a great club as Arsenal to be in the Champions League. It is a duty", he told Arsenal Player.

"We really want to get qualified. We have been participants for 16 years so we want to be there again. To do that we have to give our best on the pitch, give 100 per cent in every single match.

"We were very happy [to get back in front of Everton] because we have come from a difficult place. The wins over Wigan and then West Ham and Hull have given a boost to our morale."

Arsenal’s remaining three Premier League fixtures of the season are against Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

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