By Nik Brumsack

Wojciech Szczesny believes Wednesday’s game away at Everton has become a 'six-pointer'.

Arsenal are currently one place and one point behind David Moyes’ team in the Premier League after drawing 0-0 against Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday evening.

Arsène Wenger’s side have won on their last three trips to Goodison Park in the league, and Szczesny insists a victory in midweek will help to galvanize the Club’s season.

“It will be a six-pointer,” he said. “It will be a very good game for us to win. We managed to get three points last year and it was a really tough match.

“We are outside the top four so our first target is to reach that top four. But our ambitions are much higher than that.

“We have managed to get a couple of good results recently. It would have been good if we had won on Saturday but we shall take it game by game and hope for the best. We need to climb the table and hopefully do well in the other competitions as well.

“I think the last two matches against Tottenham and Montpellier, offensively we have played really well. We have had a few disappointing performances before that, so it's important we get back to that level and I think we are in a good position to do so.”

Szczesny has kept two clean sheets since returning from an ankle injury, and helped to earn Arsenal a point at Villa Park when he acrobatically tipped Brett Holman’s 25-yard effort onto the crossbar late on.

“They had a few shots on goal so it was not difficult to keep my focus but I was happy with the save,” the goalkeeper said.

“They have lost their last two games and their desire tonight not to concede was great so they made it very difficult, you have to give them credit for not letting us score.

“In the end we would take the draw and [are] happy with a clean sheet, those are the main positives.”

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25 Nov 2012