Graham Arnold insists Sydney will not slow down ahead of the finals after a fifteenth undefeated league match put the Sky Blues one step closer to claiming a consecutive Premiership trophy.

Sydney claimed whopping 66-points in 27 Hyundai A-League games last season but Arnold feels his side can go one better and break the record in the remaining fixtures for a second straight season.

“We’re going for history,” said Arnold.

“Last season we broke all the records with 66-points, there’s still six games to go this year  and that’s 18-points up for grabs so there will be no foot off the pedal and we’re one-hundred percent going for each and every one of those points.”

The 3-1 Sydney Derby win comes off the back of a trip to Shanghai Shenhua in China for an Asian Champions League fixture on Wednesday and Arnold was thankful for the FFA’s favourable scheduling this time around.

“We were fantastic in the Champions League, we’re taking it extremely serious and we want to play our best team but as I said at the start of the season the FFA have given us the chance to do well in both competitions with a much better draw.

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“In the past we’ve had as little as 24 hours between games and it was extremely difficult for the players to recover in time so this season we’ve been given that opportunity and we want to make it count.”

Upcoming clashes against a second-placed Newcastle Jets and a Big Blue to see off the soon-to-be demolished Allianz Stadium should prove to be tough for Arnold’s men.

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While eighteen points from six games may seem a hard ask the Sky Blues form has been nothing short of sensational as they hit the final stretch remaining unbeaten after losing to the Central Coast Mariners in round six.

If marquee men Adrian Mierzejewski and Bobo can continue performing week-in-week-out the Sky Blues should have more than enough fire power to get the job done ahead of what could be another successful finals series as Graham Arnold aims to cement his position as one of the kings in A-League managerial history.

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