"Of Course! We Get Angry..." - Sokratis

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Sokratis Papastathopoulos says that the players get angry whenever results do not end up in their favour.

Speaking to the club's official website after the 3-1 loss to Wolves on Monday night, the Greek defender stated that the team know when they perform badly in games.

The 30-year-old went on to show optimism in the Gunners pursuit of Champions League spot as he believes they can still finish above their rivals.

"I think we lost some easy balls," Sokratis said. "We already knew that they were a very good team on the counter-attack but for 20 or 25 minutes we were playing well. We had control of the game, possession of the ball, but they played very well on the counter-attack.

"It’s not time to find excuses. We have to look at the next three games where we need to win all three to get nine points. We’ll see if we can be in the top four. I trust my team 100 per cent, all of the players. I think we can do it.

"There’s not a bad mentality - we won two away games in the last 10 days. [But] we all take responsibility. We’re not stupid and we know that we didn’t play well. We now have three chances and we have to win all the games.

"Of course [we get angry]. The players want to play in the Champions League, we like winning and we want to be there. It’s not easy. Today was a bad moment for us. We cannot change it now because the game is finished, so now we look towards the next game.

"It’s a difficult game. We know that now the chance could go, so we have to take the three points in all three games. I hope that we win on Sunday."

On his return to the squad after a two-game suspension due to excessive bookings, Sokratis scored Arsenal's only goal at the Molineux Stadium following three first-half goals from the hosts.

Arsenal got three more league games to play, the next being another away fixture with Leicester City at lunchtime on Sunday.

Our qualification hopes for next season's elite competition of Europe remain slim but could be over if we replicate results from our last two encounters.

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