Flamini vows to stay focused

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has warned Arsenal cannot afford to lose focus as they face a run of fixtures which will test just how far they have come this season.

Last Updated: 11/12/13 at 19:08 Post Comment

Mathieu Flamini: Arsenal midfielder urges team-mates to stay focused ahead of to

Mathieu Flamini: Arsenal midfielder urges team-mates to stay focused ahead of to

The Gunners face a trip to Napoli for their final UEFA Champions League match before returning to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, where the hosts have won every Premier League game this season.

Arsene Wenger's side are five points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into the festive fixtures following their 1-1 home draw with Everton on Sunday.

The Frenchman, who re-joined Arsenal on a free transfer from AC Milan in the summer, said: "It is a great feeling (to be five points clear), but the championship is long and we still have a lot of teams to play.

"Now it is important just to focus on game after game, because we have another big match away to Napoli, and then play at Manchester City, so everything goes very quick in the championship, especially when you have so many games.

"It is going to be a busy period for us and we just have to focus.

"These are all big games, the ones you want to play in, and everyone is excited to be playing in them".

All attention will now turn to Wednesday's Champions League clash against Napoli, where a draw would be enough to clinch first place in Group F.

Arsenal could lose and still progress depending on the final scoreline at the Stadio San Paolo and Borussia Dortmund's result in Marseille.

Flamini added: "It will be an interesting period for everyone and hopefully a good one for us."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company