Cesc buoyed by comeback
Cesc Fabregas was pleased to see Arsenal recover to land a crucial three points against Everton.
Last Updated: 02/02/11 2:36pm
Cesc Fabregas was pleased to see Arsenal recover from a 'sloppy' first half to land a crucial three points against Everton.
The Gunners slipped 1-0 behind to the Toffees at Emirates Stadium early in the first half after Louis Saha netted a controversial goal from an apparent offside position.
But the hosts hit back through Andrey Arshavin and Laurent Koscielny in the final 20 minutes of the clash to crown a spirited comeback and stretch their winning streak to six games - their best run this season.
The triumph was crucial to the Gunners' Premier League title hopes, with rivals Chelsea and Manchester United also securing victories.
But captain Fabregas was most impressed by the manner of his side's fightback.
"It was very testing game," Fabregas told Arsenal TV Online. "We were losing because we didn't start well at all.
"We were very, very sloppy and not up for it from the first minute. We knew we might pay for it.
"We stepped it up in the second half because we realised we weren't going anywhere playing like that. We did very well."
Fabregas was involved in controversy after the Toffees clash when manager David Moyes accused him of making 'disgusting' comments regarding the match officials in the tunnel at half-time after Saha's goal was allowed.
However, no FA action has been taken against the skipper over the alleged incident, and Fabregas refrained from commenting on the referee's decision after the match, instead focusing on his own side's showing.
The Spanish midfielder feels the encouraging win could be just the boost Arsenal need as their title bid gathers pace.
"It is a very inspiring comeback," he added.
"Maybe we needed something like this to lift ourselves and prove that we have a great potential, even though we have injuries and suspensions we can still have a very strong squad."
Current leaders United still have to play Chelsea twice, matches which could have a major say in the title race, but Fabregas maintains Arsenal are only focused on what they can achieve.
He said: "We are concentrating on ourselves. Even if the other teams won, lost, whatever, as long as we are fighting for the championship."