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Gilberto - The key to staying at the top

Gilberto says maintaining a high level of focus is key to staying at the top of the Premier League.

The former Brazil midfielder won five major trophies with Arsenal, and was an integral part of the Invincibles side of 2003/04.

Arsene Wenger’s side currently sit second in the league, two points off leaders Leicester City, and Gilberto revealed how important it is for the Gunners to not get complacent.

"It’s important for everyone to be focused on what they have to do, to keep doing their job at the highest level they can"

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“The hardest thing when you achieve this level in your game is to maintain it,” he told Arsenal Player. “To keep it up is the hardest job because it doesn’t depend what you do on the pitch, it depends on injuries, suspensions and also the focus from everyone.

“It’s important for everyone to be focused on what they have to do, to keep doing their job at the highest level they can.

“Everyone wants to beat you and of course you want to beat everyone. The confidence is high but you must be careful and not let it go over the limit of what is necessary. You keep going and do your job the right way.

“It’s important to keep your focus at the maximum level that you can, to maintain it’s very hard, but I hope they can keep it up and end the season with another trophy.”

Gilberto scores Arsenal's first goal at Emirates Stadium

Gilberto scores Arsenal's first goal at Emirates Stadium

 

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