Sagna inspired by Gunners form
Arsenal's Bacary Sagna has praised his side's character after coming from behind to win for the second week in a row.
Last Updated: 05/03/12 1:16pm
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has praised his side's character after coming from behind to win for the second week in a row.
The Gunners were 1-0 down after 23 minutes against Liverpool on Saturday, but won 2-1 thanks to a Robin van Persie brace.
His winner came in injury-time and kept the pressure on third-placed Tottenham in the race for a guaranteed Champions League spot for next season.
Indeed, Spurs were also the victims of throwing away a lead against Arsenal a week earlier as Arsene Wenger's side responded from being 2-0 down to win 5-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
Sagna, who is back in the team after previously being out with an injury, believes the players should draw confidence from the quality within the squad.
He told Arsenal Player: "We trust each other and we promise ourselves to play whatever happens on the pitch. When you are 1-0 down it is not always easy to take, especially when it is an own goal.
"But we kept playing, kept fighting. We know we have a good team and we know we can score goals. It happened against Tottenham and we came back again.
"It will help the team to look forward."
The Gunners are in a strong position to achieve Champions League qualification for next season after Chelsea dropped more points at the weekend, this time to West Brom.
They also stretched the distance between themselves and Liverpool to 10 points, but face a tough run of fixtures for the remaining games in March.
The North London outfit are aiming to pull off a miracle by coming back from 4-0 down against AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday before facing Newcastle and Everton in the league.
But Sagna believes Arsenal's recent form has been vital in helping the club achieve their goals for the season.
He added: "It [the win] was massive for us because they were just behind us.
"We had to win as well because, although we won against Spurs, it was not enough just to do that. We had to win away against Liverpool to help us qualify for the Champions League.
"Now they are 10 points behind us and we can breathe a bit more. Now we have to win the next game at home to Newcastle and after that we will see."