"Now, yes", the Spaniard replied when asked if Arsenal are the outsiders for the top four.
The north London side are aiming to break back into the top four this season under new boss Unai Emery after the Gunners missed out on Champions League qualification in the last two seasons running under Arsene Wenger. We are strong at home, but I think we need to do better away. Denis Suarez may take more time before he gets ready to start games.
Emery confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is available for selection after recovering from a knee injury, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Laurent Koscielny are expected to travel despite falling ill during the week.
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Barcelona loanee Suarez was handed his debut during Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Manchester City.
Chris Lowe has recovered from his illness, while Jonathan Hogg and Erik Durm have also returned to training having recovered from their injuries.
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His inconsistent performances and struggles with fitness this term are understood to have convinced Emery that letting him go in the next transfer window is the best option, though the Gunners will likely have to accept a reduced fee for the German worldwide.
Emery was charged with returning Arsenal to the Champions League when appointed last May and reacquainting them with the financial clout of Europe's elite competition.
"This week he worked Monday alone here with our coaches and also yesterday and today he's working with a different adaptation, better than last week".
"We have to continue in our way with passion and also stay calm, but above all we must work hard and take a good feeling in training and then show it in the match".
On Mkhitaryan, Emery added: "We thought first, last week, after six weeks being injured, it was not enough [for him] to play against Manchester City". We are going to play Tottenham in one month but now we need to think first about the next games, the next teams'.