Thomas Vermaelen says his team-mates must maintain their excellent run of form if they are to secure a top-four finish.

Arsène Wenger’s side moved into the top three for the first time in 2013 after securing a 3-1 victory against Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.

That was Arsenal’s fifth successive win but, with a vital game against Everton at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, Vermaelen is urging the team not to rest on their laurels.

“It was quite difficult,” the captain told Arsenal Player. “We were the better team overall. I think we put them under pressure really well in the first half but we didn't create a lot of chances.

Tuesday is an important game again so we have to keep fighting and try to get three points

Thomas Vermaelen

“In the second half we conceded a goal and we've shown before that we always fight back. You could see that today and we scored three good goals at the end.

“Norwich were not really dangerous in front of goal. Their goal was their first attempt but we knew they were strong at set-pieces and we conceded a goal from one today. That's a bit of a shame but I think we came back really strong.

“I think we're on a run now. We've got a good momentum at the moment. We're winning a lot of games.

“Tuesday is an important game again so we have to keep fighting and try to get three points.”

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 Nik Brumsack 14 Apr 2013