Tomas Rosicky has identified Arsenal's recent win over Bayern Munich as a turning point in their season - and he believes it will propel them to a place in the top four of the Premier League.
The Gunners fell narrowly short in their bid to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, but their 2-0 victory in the Allianz Arena earned them plenty of plaudits, and was followed by an equally impressive league win at Swansea City.
Now Rosicky and his team-mates are intent on picking up where they left off prior to the international break.
"Ideally, I don't think we would have had a break after the last two results," Rosicky told the official matchday programme.
"The game in Munich could be the equivalent of last season's Tottenham game - the stepping stone or turning point. Three days later, at Swansea, we put in another very good performance.
"Now we need to pick up that momentum again. It's a very interesting period for us now, fighting for a place in the Champions League."
With nine games to go, the race for those top four positions looks too difficult to call, but Rosicky expects Arsenal to see the job through.
"That's what I expect to happen - that we will be there again," he said.
"Of course it will be a tough task, but our advantage is that we had the same experience last year. We know it's very possible but we have to be consistent.
"Inconsistency has bothered us at times this season, but I believe we will produce a strong finish and we will make it."
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