Emery reveals top-four ambitions
Unai Emery insisted a top-four finish was a realistic target after his Arsenal side's 2-1 win at bottom club Huddersfield.
Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette struck in the first half, and despite Sead Kolasinac's stoppage-time own goal, Arsenal secured their first away win since November.
"It was very important to win, to be closer to the top four and our target is this," Emery said. "After 26 games there is a one-point difference between us and Manchester United.
"If we ask is it difficult for us, I think it's difficult, but we can. After 26 games we are on our way and our motivation is very great and we've brought our target closer.
"I am very happy. We were working well. Every player was working and helping each other and today I'm very proud with our work."
Arsenal are two places below United and level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea, who play at Manchester City later on today.
But a clean sheet on the road eluded Arsenal and they remain the only Premier League side not to have kept one this season.
"A clean sheet is important, but our main worry is to win," Emery added. "The main thing is to score one more goal than them and after that it is to keep a clean sheet.
"Every player worked very well and the last action, unfortunately for us, they scored and also, maybe they deserved it."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.