Bellerin calls on Gunners to make Final push
Full-back Hector Bellerin has challenged Arsenal to quickly put frustrations of drawing another blank at the Emirates Stadium behind them by beating West Brom to take some momentum into the FA Cup final.
The Gunners failed to score for the third successive home match when Sunderland battled to earn the point they needed to secure Premier League safety on Wednesday night.
Despite the disappointment of again not being able to make their dominance of some 75 per cent possession and 28 shots count against the Black Cats, Arsenal are all but secure in third place for automatic Champions League qualification, three points ahead of Manchester United, who have an inferior goal difference.
Bellerin believes a solid performance against West Brom, who beat champions Chelsea 3-0 at home earlier in the week, can give the squad just the tonic needed ahead of their showdown with Aston Villa on May 30.
“We just did not have the bit of luck we had in the last few months. We need to push a bit harder and be a bit more efficient in front of goal,” said the 20-year-old Spaniard. We are confident. We have showed in every game that we have chances to score. You just need make it happen in front of goal and I am sure we will be fine.
“We are definitely fully focused on the league, finishing third was really important. We need a bit of momentum for the FA Cup final so it is important we get the three points against West Brom.”