“It is a great opportunity we have [to win the Premier League title] – a great place we have put ourselves in.
“We are not focussing on that now. We are focussing on the next game because we know how well Newcastle have been playing.”
His manager Arteta holds a similar vein of thought to the England international. Arteta told reporters when asked about being seven points clear on Saturday: “I don’t know, it’s still a long, long run to go.
“My excitement comes when I go in the dressing room and the players are talking about what they should’ve done better today. That means they know that we still can play better, be better and against Newcastle we will have to be better.”
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