Tomas Rosicky says Arsenal’s "collective discipline" was the main reason behind their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The Czech midfielder robbed Danny Rose of possession to score the Gunners’ second goal midway through the second half to send them through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Rosicky was delighted to claim his first of the season but insists it was a team effort that won the game.
When I play in the [No 10] position, I try to put the opponents under pressureTomas Rosicky
“Collectively and tactically we were disciplined," he said. "In these type of games it is important not to make a mistake and we always have the quality to score goals.
"I think there are still things where we can improve a bit tactically but obviously we won such an important game for us and the fans so it was a great.
“When I play in the [No 10] position, I try to put the opponents under pressure and it paid off for me this time. I went there and took the ball and went through on goal.
"It's my first of the season and against our main rivals so it's good.
"You can see the players fighting for each other," he added. "That sometimes wasn’t there in the past.
"It’s very important to build something like that with your team-mates."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 4 Jan 2014