Extra: Arteta and Giroud reaction

Mikel Arteta

Catch up with some extra reaction from our victory over West Bromwich Albion. Click here for all our match coverage.

Mikel Arteta...
I think we've had unbelievable support home and away as well. We always move a lot of people around the country and when we play in Europe. The only thing we can say is thanks for the support in the good moments but as well in the tough moments. We thanked them today with the way that we could with our families because they really appreciate as well the support to the players. 

I think we've a lot of good positive moments but I think this season has not been as good as it could have been because we have massive bad results against big teams that cost us the season because we were so close until February. We were top of the league for 19 games but I think we have moved forward, we have a great chance to win an FA Cup final as well so let's concentrate on that, there's still two weeks to go and let's finish the job. 

We missed out away from home against the top teams. We should have got better results and I think that was the key. That was the difference, there are six or seven points where you can see now in the league table - that's what it's come from. Against the mid-table and the lower league teams we won almost every games. We lost a lot key players in key moments. Obviously we can't maintain the same level without them. 

We're happy we won the game today, we're happy we maintained our good home form. Hopefully we can maintain that until the FA Cup final because it's good for confidence and for the motivation. 

Olivier Giroud...
Santi did well on the cross from the corner [for my goal]. He knows where to put the ball and I tried to win my duel. It was nice to see it in the net and I told you before I want to be efficient for the last games so I tried to give my best for the team.

I think I have I improved compared to the first season. I know well my team-mates and we have a really good understanding on the pitch. I love the Arsenal way to play so hopefully we have some nice days in front of us.

We feel relieved [to get fourth] because we had to fight until the end of the season like last year even if we conceded fourth place a bit before the end. We wanted to finish strong and we have a really exciting cup final so we need to keep going to the end. 

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