Arsenal secured an impressive 1-0 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night but defender Rob Holding kept grounded after the result.
The 25-year-old has had his most prominent campaign at the Gunners, making 37 first-team appearances in what has been a tough season for the club.
Arsenal ’s tame Europa League semi-final exit against Villarreal last week ensured they would finish the season trophyless, while they are also ruled out of the race for Champions League places.
Mikel Arteta’s side are now aiming for a strong finish to the campaign as they still hold a slim chance of European qualification and avoiding missing out on that front for the first time in 25 years.
Wednesday night’s triumph was the side’s third successive victory over their London rivals while they also have taken four points against Manchester United this campaign and they have defeated both Tottenham and Leicester in the second half of the campaign.
However, the side’s campaign has been beset by inconsistencies and it was this which Holding warned against after the triumph at Stamford Bridge.
The defender admitted the team had let the fans down ‘a few times’ this season and the aim now was to build momentum and give supporters something to look ahead to for the next campaign.
Emile Smith Rowe’s first half goal was enough to secure the victory for the Gunners, capitalising on a Jorginho error before keeping a clean sheet.
Holding told the club’s official site : “We owe the fans a lot after this season. We’ve let them down a few times, so if we can wrap up some points, wrap up some wins and give them something to look forward to going into next season.”
Arteta’s side are now aiming is to take six more points from meetings with Crystal Palace and Brighton, whilst hoping that rivals for the final Europa League spots drop points.