Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal could have beaten Everton if the game had gone on slightly longer due to the momentum they had generated.

Trailing 2-0 after 83 minutes, the midfielder tapped home his third goal of the season before Oliver Giroud's header snatched a point for Arsène Wenger's side right at the end.

Ramsey believes the result will give Arsenal a real boost ahead of Wednesday's decisive Champions League qualifier against Besiktas.

We showed great character in getting back into the game

"We've been saying to the press all week that we needed to start the game well and keep ourselves in the game," Ramsey told Arsenal Player.

"Unfortunately we didn't do that but we showed great spirit and kept going. We scored two goals in the last 10 minutes and if anything it looked like we could go on to win it.

"We pressed higher up in the second half. The gaps weren't as big between [the midfield] and the defence so that was important for us to get on the front foot again.

"The only disappointing thing is that we conceded two early goals again which we did a couple of times last season. But this time we showed great character in getting back into the game.

“Besiktas is going to be big. It's an important game for us as we want to qualify for the group stage. All the lads will have the right rest and hopefully go into the game really positively and come away with a win.

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 25 Aug 2014