Aaron Ramsey believes Arsenal could have beaten Everton on Tuesday night had they been more precise in the final third.
Arsène Wenger’s side inched further ahead of top-four rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur with a hard-fought draw at Emirates Stadium, a result which stretched their unbeaten run to five games.
With Everton tiring in the closing stages, the hosts began to control the game but could not break through a stubborn defence.
We're happy with the way we battled and performed but disappointed with the final ball and [not] getting that goalAaron Ramsey
“We're a bit frustrated,” Ramsey told Arsenal Player. “We battled hard. They are a well-organised team. We tried to break them down and we managed to do it a couple of times, especially in the second half.
“We didn't quite get that final ball right but the lads gave a massive effort tonight and we looked pretty solid at the back as well in the second half and didn't give them too much. We're happy with the way we battled and performed but disappointed with the final ball and [not] getting that goal.
“This was our game in hand and it was important not to lose it. We wanted to win it but credit to them, they were quite well organised and on another night, we may have got a couple of goals where the final ball would have been better.
“You have these sort of nights and that's when it's important to stay solid and compact and not give them anything.
“We've kept the unbeaten run going tonight and hopefully now we can go into the weekend against Fulham and get back to winning ways.
“Last year it came down to the last game as well so it's important to keep focusing on our performances and our results and we'll see where we are at the end of the season.”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 17 Apr 2013