It is our 'responsibility to qualify for Europe, says Arteta

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (file photo)
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (file photo)

London [UK], April 10 (ANI): Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said that the side is not under any pressure and it is their 'responsibility ' to qualify for the Champions League and Europa League.

The Gunners remain in the Europa League, which seems to be their best chance at qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Arsenal currently sit 10th in the league with only eight games remaining in the Premier League season.

"It is not pressure - it is our responsibility. The club we represent has high demands and that is the minimum we can ask for and we have to, over time, work to deliver those goals because it is what we get asked for," quoted Arteta as saying.

"We go back to what we used to say when those teams were in a position not to qualify for Europe, we are talking about similar things. It is true there are some really good examples of teams that were rebuilding their teams and it helped them in their project, but I would rather be in Europe," he added.

On Friday, Arsenal played a 1-1 draw against Slavia Praha in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final and the side will next face Sheffield United in the Premier League clash on Sunday before heading to Eden Arena to play the second leg of the quarters. (ANI)