Aaron Ramsey is determined to help Arsenal secure Champions League football after making his comeback on Sunday.
The Wales midfielder's return from injury was the one bright spot on a gloomy day for the Gunners as Everton inflicted a damaging 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park.
Ramsey showed plenty of verve during his 25-minute appearance and was relieved to end a lay-off that started on Boxing Day.
"It was very frustrating for me to be out for three months of the season when things were looking so good," said Ramsey.
We have to pick ourselves back up now. We have still got a lot of points to play for. We are in the semi-final of the FA Cup so we have got to put things right
"These things happen in football and I am just glad to be back out there now. Hopefully I can show what I can do, help this team achieve Champions League football again and hopefully have a medal at the end of the year."
Ramsey's disappointment at Sunday's result overshadowed his delight at returning to the side, and he gave his verdict on a defeat that leaves fourth-placed Arsenal just a point ahead of Everton having played a game more.
"We are really disappointed," he said. "It was a massive game - there was a lot riding on it but we conceded some sloppy goals. We were quite vulnerable on the counter-attack and they exploited the opportunities.
"I thought we started quite positively, we had a few attempts and got into dangerous positions, but you can’t concede goals like that.
"We have to pick ourselves back up now. We have still got a lot of points to play for. We are in the semi-final of the FA Cup so we have got to put things right.
"We have to put a strong run-in together now. We have five games left and we will aim to win them all to give us the best opportunity to finish fourth or higher.
"I think Everton still have a few difficult games but then again every game is difficult in this league. So many teams can upset each other so we will have to be aware of that, concentrate on ourselves and just play for the remaining 15 points."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source