Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin insists that the first team squad still believe that they can reach the top four despite being seven points adrift, according to the London Evening Standard.

The Gunners lost further ground on the top four at the weekend as they lost 1-0 at North London rivals Tottenham, as the gap moved to seven points. This could increase later this evening if Chelsea beat West Brom at Stamford Bridge.

Arsene Wenger’s side don’t face another Premier League fixture until the 1st March due to their participation in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley, by which point the gap will likely be out of reach for Wenger’s side.

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The club have been very consistent at home this season, losing just one game so far this season at the Emirates. Although, it’s a different story on the road, where they have collected just three victories this term, which is a concern.

Bellerin has had his say on the matter.

There are still loads of games and big teams can lose against smaller teams. It happens every week.

We have the faith to make the top four and the Champions League next year.

Every single competition is important. We’ve still got the Carabao Cup here at Wembley, the game against Ostersunds in the Europa League is as important as the ones in the league.

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He continued and went on to add.

I feel like in the first half we were just waiting for things to happen, we didn’t have the initiative to go forward, to keep the ball and that’s our game and if we can’t play our game things don’t go our way so it’s something to learn from.

They came [into] the second half stronger than us and it’s something we need to look at because it happens sometimes and in the games we don’t start the second half as strong as we should have and then we pay for it.

Towards the end we had loads of chances, a lot of the ball, but there’s only 10 minutes to go and the game’s about to end.