Mikel Arteta insists he and his Arsenal team-mates need to show more quality if they are to make it into the Premier League top-four.
The Spaniard featured on Wednesday night as Arsenal failed to assert themselves in a goalless draw with Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.
Arsenal have now fallen into seventh in the table with only one win in their last five outings as they face an uphill struggle with five points the difference between the Gunners and fourth-place Chelsea.
However, 29-year-old Arteta believes that Arsenal do have the necessary quality required to compete at the head of the table but insists it is down to the players to make the difference.
"It is going to be tough to finish in the top four but it depends on us," he told the club's official site.
"We have got the talent and the quality in the side to do it but we have to show it day by day.
"It is more about details to score and make the game much easier for us. It depends on small details.
"You are not going to get 15 chances to win a football game and nowadays when you get it, especially away from home, you have to take it.
"I am sure that Chelsea will start a good run and we have to do the same and win games like we did a month ago. But I am still positive and there are still a lot of games to play."
Arteta was not the only one to miss openings in the clash against Bolton with team-mate Per Mertesacker also managing to squander chances at the Reebok Stadium.
And the German defender is adamant that there needs to be strides taken forward if Arsenal are going to make the most of the opportunities presented to them.
"I think there is a lot of room for improvement," Mertesacker added.
"We have a very good side and good potential but we have to be good on the pitch. At the moment we don't use all our opportunities.
"We are always looking for clean sheets and good performances. I think in the first half we deserved to lead but it is only one point in the end."