Goalkeeper David Ospina said that Arsenal have a great chance of overtaking Manchester City and finish second in the league.
a It is game after game,a Ospina told the Press Association following their seventh straight home win in the Premier League.
a We know we are close to them (Man City) now, but we need to concentrate on ourselves and not think about them. We will keep doing our job, picking up points and then see what happens.a
a We were not nervous, we were sad after the Monaco result, but in football you have to pick yourselves up quickly. Obviously it was a tough night on Wednesday, but you have always got to bounce back and this result was a great way to show that we had done that.
a After what happened against Monaco, the only thing that was important was to win the next game to continue increasing our confidence and keeping heading up the league. Now we are already thinking about the next one, which is QPR.a
With Chelsea seemingly running away with the title, a 2nd place finish would be great progress for Arsenal.
Tomas Rosicky, who scored the second goal in the Everton game and sealed the win for Arsenal, said that winning was important for the confidence of the team, especially after the nightmare of the Monaco game.
“It was difficult as we were affected by the loss to Monaco, but you go through disappointments throughout the season, you just have to fight through it,” the Czech midfielder told Arsenal Player.
“It was very important to win and for the confidence of the whole team.”
Manager Arsene Wenger meanwhile said that the Everton game was a test of character for the entire team.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, the boss noted: a It was a test of character and it was a mental response that was important. It was a mental victory to respond to what happened to us on Wednesday night.
a To win the game is just vital. We did it in a very convincing way. We know that we can do better with the ball but we were focused on just winning the game and I like that aspect of the team as well.
a There was a big tension and I can tell you that in the last four days the tension was massive as you can imagine. At the end of the day, ita s down to the response and the result and Ia m convinced that is important and the three points will be vital for our confidence.a