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Luiz refusing to write off Arsenal’s top-four chances despite having 10-point gap to bridge

The experienced Brazilian defender believes that, on the back of a derby win over Tottenham, anything could still happen from here

David Luiz is refusing to give up on Arsenal’s bid to secure a top-four finish, with the Brazilian defender looking for a derby win over Tottenham to act as a springboard.

The Gunners edged out their north London neighbours 2-1 in their latest Premier League fixture, but remain 10th in the table.

A 10-point gap separates them from the Champions League qualification spots, but they still have 10 games to take in and believe anything is possible in a sprint towards the line.

What has been said?

Luiz told reporters of the Gunners’ top-four chances on the back of a morale-boosting victory at home to Spurs: “We have to try and continue in this way, try to improve.

“We are far (off), but we have a great team and we can continue in this way and try to win points every week.”

What does Arsenal’s fixture list look like?

The Gunners are entering a crucial stage of their 2020-21 endeavours.

The second leg of a Europa League last-16 encounter with Olympiacos that Mikel Arteta’s side lead 3-1 is next on the agenda, before then facing another London derby date with West Ham.

Redknapp and Ljungberg disagree over Arsenal captain Aubameyang’s qualities

The 31-year-old was missing in action for disciplinary reasons as the Gunners claimed the North London derby bragging rights over Jose Mourinho’s men

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp thinks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not doing enough for Arsenal presently, but Gunners legend Freddie Ljungberg holds a contrary opinion and still rates him as a top player.

Aubameyang was an unused substitute as Mikel Arteta’s side bagged a vital 2-1 win over Spurs in Sunday’s Premier League game.

Last month, Redknapp said the Gabonese striker has ‘pased his best’ after Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City but he believes he can do more than he is doing for the team at the moment.

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