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Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has said the club must maintain their focus in the chase for a top-four finish in the Premier League, reports John Cross of the Daily Mirror.
Flamini scored an own goal as the Gunners dropped points in the 2-2 draw with Swansea on Tuesday night, while Everton closed the gap on Arsene Wenger's team to six points with a 3-0 win at Newcastle at the same time.
The Goodison Park club have a game in hand on Arsenal, and they play host to the North London club on April 6.
Now Flamini is calling for concentration from Arsenal and is quoted as saying:
When you play a big game, you cannot lose it in the first 10 or 15 minutes because it is not good afterwards for the rest of the game.
So we have to be focused, be ready for this kind of game because at the end of the day, these kind of games are battles. You have to win the duels, win the fight and then play your football.
We have to be strong defensively first of all because that is very important when you play against a big team like that who are very offensive team. After, we have enough quality in this team to find a goal.