Spanish fullback Hector Bellerin is very optimistic that Arsenal Football Club are still in contention for Champions League spot despite being eight points behind Chelsea on the English Premier League table.

Having endured a slow start, the Gunners looked fired up – winning two straight matches [Southampton] and [Norwich] to spark the believe that they have what it takes to beat Chelsea to the 4th position.

Speaking to the press, Hector Bellerin said that although Arsenal did not have a bright start they can still qualify to play in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

“For us that has been the goal since the beginning of the season,” said the right-back. “And obviously coming back from lockdown that has always been our goal.

“It wasn’t the best of starts to our Premier League return, but we have been working really hard through the whole of quarantine — not just physically but tactically as well.”

If Arsenal are to achieve their ambition then the goals of Aubameyang will be a big factor.

His first effort was his 50th Premier League goal in just his 79th appearance in the competition.

“I think the stats speak for themselves,” Bellerin said.

“It is very hard nowadays to get a striker that can score that many goals in that many games. We are very happy to have him.”

Arsenal are 7th [46] on the league table behind Wolves [6th, 52 points], Man United [5th, 52 points], Chelsea [4th, 54 points].