By Chris Harris

Bacary Sagna urged Arsenal to "stay focused" after they rekindled their hopes of a top-four finish on Tuesday night.

Nicklas Bendtner's brace and Kolo Toure's header saw off West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns and, in the process, ended a top-flight goal drought which had lasted more than six hours.

Arsenal had not delivered four consecutive 0-0 draws since October 1993 but Sagna insisted that the players were not overly concerned about their recent failings in front of goal.

"We talk to each other but we never talked about scoring goals," he said. "I think everyone was just looking forward and tonight we did the job.

"We played as a team and we scored goals and we see that when we score goals, we can win games. It was tough today because West Brom are quite a good team but we gave everything.

"We dropped too many points and we wanted to look forward which was hard but we never gave up. We kept working hard in training and tonight we scored three goals."

Arsenal's victory leaves them three points behind Aston Villa in the race for fourth place - although Martin O'Neill's side have a game in hand at Manchester City this evening. Sagna intends to keep the pressure up on Villa until the end of the season.

"At the moment we are only looking after Arsenal," he said. "We try to play game after game and give everything, take the maximum points and we will see.

"We have not been waiting for this kind of night, we just want to take points and that is it. We have to take everything positive out of the game, think about it but then it is gone.

"We have to stay focused and we have to work."

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4 Mar 2009