Mikel Arteta says the dramatic nature of Saturday’s victory against Norwich will have a galvanising effect on Arsenal’s bid for a top-four spot.

The Gunners trailed to Michael Turner’s header until the 86th minute, before an Arteta penalty and goals from Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski sealed the win.

The vice-captain admitted afterwards that winning in such circumstances could have a major impact ahead of the final six games of the season.

It is a massive result for us. It doesn't matter what happens, until the referee blows the final whistle we will never give up

“We had enough chances in the first half to go in front and then suddenly the first chance they get, they score,” Arteta said. “With five minutes to go, you would hardly believe we would get three but we did it.

“We just had to keep believing, keep creating chances and in the end I thought we deserved to win. It is a massive result for us. It doesn't matter what happens, until the referee blows the final whistle we will never give up.

“We have a lot to play for, it is massive for us to get into the Champions League spots and we have to keep fighting.

“It does [boost confidence to win in this manner] because we know we can react when something bad happens.

“It was very tough because they didn't have any chances and then they get a free kick and score. It was a tough one to take, and the crowd got a bit nervous but we had the character to get back into it and then 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 Rob Kelly 15 Apr 2013