By Adam Clark
Gael Clichy has urged his team-mates to focus on beating Portsmouth on Sunday in the hope of finishing third in the Premiership.
The Gunners currently sit level on points with Liverpool who will welcome Championship-bound Charlton Athletic to Anfield.
But with only two goals separating the fourth-placed Gunners and
third-placed Reds there is more than pride to play for. But French
defender Clichy believes pride alone is worth fighting for when you
play for a Club like Arsenal.
"It matters," said the 21-year-old. "You have to play 100 per cent and have to try to do your best every time.
"We're going to go there to win the game and win the three points but if we can't do it one point will be good and we'll see if we finish third or fourth.
"The objective is to finish third - the boss is looking for it and we are looking to it. The last game will be a bit difficult to focus [on] but we'll try our best to bring something back."
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