Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has acknowledged that the Gunners need a help from Chelsea to make a top four finish this season.
The attention of Arsenal’s players would be in West London where they will be hoping that the Blues drop point against Watford in Sunday’s early kick off.
Arsenal’s top four hopes now rest in the hands of their London rivals.
Should the Blues win both of their final two games against Watford and Leicester, Arsenal will not be able to finish in the top four, no matter their results against Brighton and Burnley.
Realising this, Ozil told DAZN DACH, “We need to hope Chelsea drop points and we win our game, which is at home.
“If that happens we’ll be back in the top four and we’ll give our all to make sure we end up there.
“We want to measure ourselves against the best and the Champions League gives you a chance to do that.
“We want to prove ourselves but we need to qualify first. It’s very important not just for me, but for the whole club to do that.
“We can’t really explain what’s happened.
“We’ve done all we can to get into the Champions League places but in the last three games it hasn’t worked out for us.
“We’ve lost three in a row, that can happen in football. What’s most important is we stick together, we are positive and we believe in ourselves.
“We’re a good team, we have got some really good individuals as well and we want to show that against Brighton.
“If we play the way the coach wants us to I’m sure we can get the six points from the two games.”