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French back believes the Gunners need to stay focused in order to win

Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna insists that only winning the Premier League title will be acceptable for the Gunners this season.

The France international is looking to put his country’s World Cup embarrassment behind him by helping Arsenal end their five-year trophy drought.

“Finishing in the top four is not good enough,” Sagna told The Mirror.

“Finishing second or third is not enough.

“The main thing is finishing first. I wouldn’t be happy playing in the World Cup Final if we lost it.

“Since I have been at Arsenal we have had the possibility to win a trophy.

“Every time we were close and I’m fed up being close. I want to win something, I want to lift some trophies. I want to achieve something.”

Arsenal were in title contention last season, staying close to champions Chelsea and Manchester United but ultimately struggling at the end of the season, finishing in third place, nine points behind the Blues.

Sagna believes that Arsenal have what it takes to win the Premier League, but insists that the team need to play better late in the season and not drop any points unnecessarily.

“Everybody knows we can play good football but it’s not enough. We want to finally win something.

“Last year we dropped some crazy points, but maybe one month before the end of the season we were still there. I don’t know what happened but we dropped some points and that’s why we didn’t win. We didn’t win the important games.

“Every time we played the big teams we didn’t take maximum points. That’s why they were on top. Every time we were leading we stopped playing our football. We need to stay focused until the end and be professional.

“It’s a mental problem. We know we can play football as good as the other big teams. They are not better than us. But mentally they were stronger.”

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