Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says Tuesday night’s game against Everton is a major opportunity for Arsenal to “stamp their authority” on the race for a top-four spot.
With neither Chelsea nor Tottenham in action, the Gunners moved into third place on Saturday with a thrilling comeback victory against Norwich.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was delighted with the resilience the team showed to score three times in the last six minutes and believes it could prove a decisive result.
We really have built that team spirit, solidarity and winning mentality. We never give up until it's over
"That typifies us at the moment. We really have built that team spirit, solidarity and winning mentality. We never give up until it's over,” he said.
"To come back from a goal down in the last few minutes is brilliant and it gives us a massive boost, massive confidence and a massive three points looking forward to the end of the season.
"We just want to win every game that comes our way. That's the best way to put pressure on the teams around us. We can't worry about what they're doing and what their results are. We can only control our own results.
"We looked after that against Norwich and now it will be another tough game against Everton on Tuesday.
“You can't get caught up looking around at other teams in the table. You have to concentrate on yourselves and on the next match because it can all change very quickly.
Previous experiences can help you and contribute to the way that you feel the season afterwards
"We have to focus on each game as it comes and Everton is another big one for us and another good opportunity for us to stamp our authority.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain feels the Gunners can draw on their experiences last year, when a late charge saw them secure third position.
"It helps to know that we managed to squeeze in last season for the Champions League in the way that we did,” he said. “If you look at Wigan and the way they stayed up last season then I'm sure the confidence and belief in their camp is high.
"That's what it does for a squad. Previous experiences can help you and contribute to the way that you feel the season afterwards. The fact that we did it last season definitely helps our confidence to do it again this time.”Copyright 2013 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 14 Apr 2013