Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims that “some teams are on holiday” as the Premier League season draws to its conclusion.
The Gunners are attempting a late charge into the Champions League spots after recording six wins in seven games but need to rely on results elsewhere to make the top four.
They currently sit on 69 points with just two games remaining, with fourth-placed Man City on 72 and Liverpool, in third, on 73 – although Jurgen Klopp’s men only have one game remaining.
Arsenal take on relegated Sunderland at The Emirates on Tuesday night looking to close the gap but need City and the Reds to slip up before the end of the campaign.
When asked about relying on other teams to perform, the Gunners chief said: “When you are a manager you want your team to give everything until the last moment. You hope that results go your way.
“Some teams turn up, some teams are on holiday. You just want your team to play well.
“To be professional is to do your job well until the last day of the season.
“To look into the mirror and say you did it properly is vital. If we don’t have the results I am disappointed but what is not excusable is to not give your best.”