Reports are out claiming that Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny says it is now time to shift all of their attention onto the Premier League title race.
The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona on Wednesday night to drop out of the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage, 5-1 on aggregate, despite their best efforts.
Elneny opened his account with a lovely finish in the 51st minute to give Arsenal some hope and although in the end they came up short, the Egypt international felt it was a decent performance.
“We did what we could today. Sure, we lost, but we tried our best. We were playing against a big team,” he said.
“We know it’s a big stadium and a great stadium too but I’m happy with my performance today, but not that happy about the result. I knew it’d be hard, but there is no ‘hard’ in football.”
Elneny feels it is right for the North Londoners to now launch an assault on the premiership with them sitting 11 points behind Leicester City with nine fixtures remaining.
“We’re still up for the league. We need to focus. We still have nine games to go and God willing we can do it,” he added.