Danny Welbeck has stressed Arsenal cannot afford to get ahead of themselves despite having clawed their way back into striking distance of the Barclays Premier League top four.
The Gunners battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham on Sunday to leapfrog the home side and move level with Southampton, who they play on New Year’s Day.
They are 29/20 with BetVictor to take all three points at St Mary’s, with the draw 12/5 and a Saints win 21/10.
The Upton Park win was a fifth victory from the last six matches in all competitions, as despite all of their defensive shortcomings, Arsene Wenger’s men are building some momentum, with only one defeat since the end of November.
Welbeck, who scored Arsenal’s second goal just before half-time, insists focus must be completely on the here and now.
“The most important thing for us is to concentrate on the next game because we can’t afford to look too far ahead,” Welbeck said.
“We have just got to make sure that we’re ready for each and every game.”