By Joe Brewin

Kieran Gibbs says a proper rest between games will allow Arsenal to maintain the intensity in their performances from now until the end of the campaign.

Gibbs is one of a number of players who have swapped the sidelines for the first-team squad in recent weeks and the left back’s own return from injury has coincided with a five-match winning streak in the Premier League.

Gibbs was not surprised to see the gap to third-placed Tottenham close so quickly but he knows Arsenal must sustain their current form to beat Everton on Wednesday.

“It is a relief to have a break until the next game and it was important for us to get that because we have played quite a lot recently in a short space of time,” he told Arsenal Player.

“We should have players coming back from injury now so we should be getting some fresh legs looking to go for the rest of the season strongly.

“Football changes so much. We've seen over the last few seasons that anything can happen now and it is important for us to cement our place [in the top four] and keep winning.

“I saw Everton against Tottenham and they would have obviously been on a high after that. They are a good side and what the manager [David Moyes] has done with that squad is quite amazing.

“We know it will be a difficult game but we have the momentum and at the moment we are on a good run so we want to continue that.”

Watch the full interview with Kieran on Arsenal Player now.

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 20 Mar 2012