Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has admitted they will need “big help” from their rivals, to finish in the top four of the Premier League, following a 3-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
Sergio Aguero netted a hat-trick for the champions, as they moved to within two points of Liverpool.
For the Gunners, they have dropped to sixth place, after Manchester United pipped Leicester City 1-0 earlier in the day.
Asked whether he is still confident that Arsenal can secure a top-four finish, Emery told Sky Sports: “Yes, but after losing 3-1 it’s not easy to say that.
“I have confidence in our work and in our way. I know now we need to pick up and have some big help.”
Emery also feels Pep Guardiola’s side showed their “superiority” in the Premier League encounter.
He added: “They showed their superiority in 90 minutes. They held their level in 90 minutes and our level in the second half was worse than the first.
“Our challenge now is the next week, continue to work and improve, and think how we can work and be better.”