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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks on Arsenal’s hunger to seal Champions League return

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said that the club’s players are hungry to make their comeback to the Champions League next term. The Gunners have failed to qualify for the competition in each of the past two seasons but they are on course to end the drought during the ongoing campaign.

In a report covered by The Independent, the Gabon international acknowledged that the club are desperate to make the return to the elite competition next term, he said: “We know that it will be tough but we want to do something. We want to get back into the Champions League.

We are really hungry. When you see it on the TV and you hear the music it is something special. So yes, we have to carry on winning games to be in the top four. Yeah, I think we have to [qualify for the Champions League]. That’s the goal since the beginning of the season.”

“The north London club have recently impressed with four points garnered from the big matches“ against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United and this has helped them break into the top four. For the remaining eight games of the season, the Gunners don’t have any top six games to worry about unlike their close rivals but they still need to improve on the away record “which has hampered them“ over the past few years.

Arsenal have five games on the road from the remaining eight and the results during those games could determine whether they can return to the Champions League through the league campaign. Elsewhere, they can make the competition next term through the Europa League but for that, they need to claim the title. Arsenal are currently facing a tricky situation after a 3-1 defeat to Rennes during the first leg of the round of 16, and they need a huge turnaround at the Emirates to stay in the competition.