"Financially, the pressure is less," The Mirror quotes the Frenchman as saying. "On a sporting side it is greater because we have been the leader of the league this season so not to make it... the pressure is bigger.
"We want to be in there, but it's down to our results in our last six games to make sure that happens. Since we built the stadium, it has always been the obsession. I got that reproached enough.
"It was an obsession because of the financial compulsory situation. I've always been guided by - no matter what what happens - get in the Champions League. But for me it's not financial - it was before. What it is now is to play against the best: Pride and prestige."
Arsenal are on 64 points from 32 matches, while Everton are four points behind them with a game in hand.