By Joe Brewin

Carl Jenkinson says Arsenal are ready to “embrace the battle” for Champions League football in their final seven matches of the season.

The team’s seven-match winning streak in the Premier League came to an abrupt end at the hands of QPR last weekend, with both Tottenham and Chelsea taking full advantage to close the gap on the third-place Gunners.

But Jenkinson believes the squad have shown their true mettle over the last two months and insists they are up for the challenge ahead.

“There is going to be plenty of chopping and changing before now and the end of the season and at this point there are no easy games,” he told Arsenal Player.

“You have clubs fighting against relegation and clubs fighting to get into the top four so we know full well that it is going to be a battle. I can tell you now that all the lads are fully aware of that and it is something I think we will embrace more than anything.

“It was a disappointing result last weekend, there is no hiding that, and coming off the back of such a good run made it that bit more disappointing. But in this league you are never going to win every game, the quality of the other teams means that is not going to happen.”

Watch the full interview with Carl on Arsenal Player now. 

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5 Apr 2012