The Gunners limped to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over West Ham United at the Emirates and leapfrogged Everton into fourth place ahead of the Toffees’s loss to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
The Polish international insists that results are the most important thing at this time of the season and not the performances.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
I will take four or five more games like that until the end of the season. As long as we get three points, it does not have to be beautiful.
Every game is like a cup final for us now and we know we have to get the result every time and wait for Everton to drop points. In the Premier League we had not won in four games so it was important to get back to winning ways.
Before the four disappointing results we had recently, we were still in the title race. So it has slipped away from us but it is important for us to fight for the new challenge, which is the top four now. We are confident we are going to do the job.
Arsenal defeated West Ham 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium and produced a nervous first half display but once the equaliser arrived through Lukas Podolski they looked far more confident.
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The fight was led by the German, who played with a fiery sense of injustice after having been unhappy to be substituted at Wembley. He responded in the best possible manner, scoring with two explosive finishes to underline his quality.
Olivier Giroud was Arsenal’s other goal-scorer, again showing impressive powers of recovery to bounce back from a poor first-half miss to score a goal of outstanding calibre. The finish took his tally for the season to 20, suggesting that he has not been that bad as some people project him to be.
Every season the Gunners place in the Champions League seems to be under threat, but they somehow manage to make it into the top four of the Premier League table. When it comes to the business end of the season they always seem to get over the finishing line and this season could well be the same. This game was no easy task, but the Gunners showed their ‘mental strength’ and the ball has been batted back into Everton’s court.
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