Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed that the Gunners are prioritizing the Premier League over Europa League glory in their quest to qualify for the Champions League next season.
The Swiss international talked about the Gunners’ priority via an interview monitored by Goal shortly after their event-filled 1-1 draw at the home of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Xhaka revealed that a top-four finish is the priority for Arsenal ahead of glory in Europe’s second-tier club competition, Europa League.
The Arsenal player has been at the club since the summer of 2016 when he joined from German Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach in a deal reported to be worth £35m.
He also pointed out that Arsenal players are determined to qualify for the Champions League next season after failing to secure a spot in the competition in the last two campaigns under the guidance of legendary Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Xhaka was on from start to finish for the league game against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium as both sides shared the spoils.
Arsenal could have won the game against Spurs after substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a last-minute penalty after he was brought down by Tottenham Hotspur defender Davidson Sanchez.
The Gunners could have closed the gap to Tottenham Hotspur to just one point with a win.