MESUT OZIL believes Arsenal will secure a top four spot if they continue to play like they did against Monaco on Tuesday.

The Gunners won 2-0 at the Stade Louis II but went out of the Champions League on away goals following the 3-1 first leg loss.

Arsene Wenger's side created numerous opportunities against the Ligue 1 side but were unable to find the third goal they required to progress to the quarter-finals.

Domestically, Arsenal lie seven points behind league leaders Chelsea in third and are fighting to stay ahead of Manchester United and Liverpool in the race for the top four.

They also face an FA Cup semi-final tie against Reading as they look to win the cup for the second year running.

And Ozil believes the spirit Arsenal showed in Monaco can spur them on for the remainder of the campaign.

"I want to praise the whole team," Ozil said.

"We dominated the whole game there and gave everything. We couldn't find that last goal but we can be proud of ourselves.

"We knew that Monaco would make it difficult for us by playing defensively. We dealt with that very well and created a number of opportunities, that we unfortunately didn't convert.

"We can be satisfied with that. We've got lots of important games coming up, especially in the FA Cup, where we're in the semi-finals again.

"In the Premier League everything is possible and we have to look forward now. We have important games in front of us that we want to be successful in."

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