By Chris Harris

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal must get the "small details" right if they want to finish in the top four this season.

The Spaniard cut a frustrated figure as he left the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday night after missed chances cost Arsenal two points against Bolton.

Arteta insists that Arsenal have enough quality to see off the challenge of Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle but he knows it is time for the team to deliver.

"It is going to be tough to finish in the top four but it depends on us," Arteta told Arsenal Player.

"We have got the talent and the quality in the side to do it but we have to show it day by day. I am confident because we train together every day and I know how good we are but we have to show it every day, not every two or three weeks.

"It is more about details to score and make the game much easier for us. It depends on small details. We had the chances to score and we didn’t. You are not going to get 15 chances to win a football game and nowadays when you get it, especially away from home, you have to take it.

"I am sure that Chelsea will start a good run and we have to do the same and win games like we did a month ago. But I am still positive – there are still a lot of games to play and hopefully we can get that done."

Watch the full interview with Mikel on Arsenal Player.

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2 Feb 2012