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Sead Kolasinac: Arsenal keen to seal top-four spot

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Arsenal are determined to hold on to their top-four spot in the Premier League to make a return to Champions League football for next season, says Sead Kolasinac.

Unai Emery’s side currently sit fourth in the standings and a point behind north London rivals Tottenham in third-place albeit with a game in hand.

Arsenal have been in remarkable form lately and appeared have carried on where they left off before the international break by securing their fifth win in six league outings following Monday’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle.

And Bosnian defender Kolasinac revealed that the entire squad are determined on ending Arsenal’s two-season absence from the Champions League.

“We’re in a good position at the moment,” Kolasinac told Sky Sports.

“We’ve played some really good football and we’ve been rewarded with some important wins as well. The mood here and at the training ground is a positive one.

“What we’re doing at the moment is looking at ourselves and do what we can do.

“We want to take as many points as possible. We’ve got seven very big games and we want to get as much as we can out of those and for us it is about staying where we are in the Premier League at the moment.

“In the Premier League, everything is always possible.

“I watch some games and I think ‘one team may easily win that’. I may change the channel and come back after the game and read that the team has lost so in this division it is the case that everybody can beat everyone so it is hard to predict how it is going to go.”

The former Schalke 04 star has been left impressed by new Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s methods this season, which he believes has helped them improve.

“He’s a very good coach,” said Kolasinac on Emery.

“Technically he works a lot with us and shows us a lot of video analysis. He picks up on things we aren’t doing so well on. It helps us and brings us forward.

“It is nice for us to see what we can improve so we can discuss it and make sure we stop those mistakes in the next game. It’s working well for us.”

Kolasinac will be hoping Emery hands him his 20th start of this season’s Premier League campaign for Sunday’s trip to Everton.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 03: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)