Gilberto relishing challenge

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Brazilian star Gilberto is looking forward to Arsenal's final few games of the season.

The Gunners are battling on two fronts, as they seek to overhaul Tottenham in the race for fourth in The Premiership and are also vying for UEFA Champions League glory.

Arsenal have a fine chance of reaching the European final, having beaten Villarreal 1-0 in the first leg of their semi-final, and they face North London rivals Tottenham on Saturday in a mouth-watering Premiership showdown.

Gilberto feels such games are good for the players, as it ensures Arsene Wenger will need to do little by way of motivating his squad.

"We have a good opportunity to win the Champions League this year," Gilberto told Sky Sports News.

"We are also playing for the fourth place in the Premier League, to guarantee our future in the Champions League next year.

"I think everyone is looking forward to these opportunities, as sometimes it is hard to keep everyone focused all at the same time."