By Rob Kelly

Tomas Rosicky says it is crucial for the Arsenal squad to show togetherness when their critics “smell blood”.

Following recent disappointments in the Champions League and FA Cup, a number of pundits have questioned the team.

But Rosicky believes that with the Gunners in pole position to claim fourth place in the Premier League, they must demonstrate their unity for the rest of the campaign.

“The outside world will try to separate you, they smell blood, so we have to stick together and for the rest of the season fight for fourth place,” Rosicky told Arsenal Player.

“We are there right now so we want to keep that position. Togetherness is very important; we can't be influenced by the outside.

“We have the quality to [finish fourth], there's no doubt about it, but we have to avoid performances like those last week.”

Watch the full interview with Tomas on Arsenal Player.

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