Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has called for his side to continue their impressive run of wins in order to secure a top four finish.
The Gunners came from behind to finish off Norwich City 3-1 on Saturday, winning the side another vital three points in the quest from Champions League qualification and lifting them above rivals Spurs and Chelsea in the table.
It was Arsene Wenger’s fifth successive win however their toughest test is yet to come with Everton visiting Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
Vermaelen expressed his thoughts on Saturday’s win and looks ahead to the Toffees fixture. The Belgian told Arsenal Player:
It was quite difficult. We were the better team overall. I think we put them under pressure really well in the first half but we didn’t create a lot of chances.
In the second half we conceded a goal and we’ve shown before that we always fight back. You could see that today and we scored three good goals at the end.
Norwich were not really dangerous in front of goal. Their goal was their first attempt but we knew they were strong at set-pieces and we conceded a goal from one today. That’s a bit of a shame but I think we came back really strong.
I think we’re on a run now. We’ve got a good momentum at the moment. We’re winning a lot of games.
Tuesday is an important game again so we have to keep fighting and try to get three points.
Tuesday’s fixture is another ‘cup final’, a win will extend the gap between Tottenham to four points which will shift all the pressure onto our rivals. It will be a tough affair with the Toffee’s also battling hard for a Champions League spot, but the Gunners are one of the most in form sides at present and should expect all three points.
Arsenal’s fixture list is by far the most appetizing so if they can continue their recent fighting spirit then a top four finish is within our grasp.