The Robins, who mathematically still have a chance of avoiding the drop, have been in the relegation zone since a 3-1 defeat at MK Dons in October and have in fact occupied 24th place for the majority of the time they have spent in the bottom four.
But results have picked up of late with the club only losing one of their last eight games.
And on-loan Artus, who has recently earned a contract extension at parent club Bristol City due to the form he has shown while at Whaddon Road, is adamant the players at the club do not want to finish bottom of the pile.
"We are playing for pride and we really don't want to end up bottom as it always looks bad," the midfielder told the Gloucestershire Echo.
"We want to go out and enjoy ourselves and see what we can do, but we make sure we are working hard and come away after each game happy with ourselves."