Arsenal ace Theo Walcott claims it would be a "tragedy" if they fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.
The Gunners face a fight to finish in the top four as they currently find themselves in fifth spot in the Premier League table.
Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League in midweek on away goals despite an impressive 2-0 win over Bayern Munich and Walcott believes their performance in Germany shows they have underperformed this term.
"We want to be at places like Bayern Munich again, it would be a tragedy for this team not to be in the Champions League," Walcott told The Sunday Mirror.
"The way we played in Germany shows how much we have underperformed at times this season. It's been up and down. For the big occasions we tend to turn up it's just very frustrating."
Walcott admits Arsenal have lacked leadership on the pitch in some games this season and he has called on them to build on their win over Bayern for the rest of the season.
"We had a lot of le...