Arsène Wenger says he was not surprised to see Crystal Palace beat Everton on Wednesday.

The Eagles' 3-2 victory at Goodison Park kept Arsenal in fourth place and leaves them with their top-four destiny in their own hands.

Wenger thinks his side can take encouragement from the past week but insists there is still work to be done to secure their place in next season's Champions League.

We have a big game at Hull, we just want to prepare as well as we can for it

Arsène Wenger

"If you look at the consistency of Crystal Palace's results in the last two months, it is very impressive," Wenger said. "They have beaten Chelsea and now Everton, so they have had some great results.

"Let's be honest, of course we wanted Crystal Palace to make a result but you know that in the Premier League, it is like that. Since the start of the season we have learned one thing, that you can drop points everywhere.

"It is of course a big encouragement but there is a lot of work to do for us, and that's what we want to continue to do.

"We have a big game at Hull, we just want to prepare as well as we can for it. I think mentally we are in a better shape than a week ago, because we had two important wins, and that of course puts us in a better condition on the confidence front."

Copyright 2014 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 Isaac Moore 17 Apr 2014