Tuesday 20 January 2015 11:37, UK
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is hopeful the team can build on their 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday.
The Gunners have not won more than two successive Premier League games this season, but Ramsey believes that can change in light of Sunday's victory over the champions.
We have shown what we are capable of doing. We are going to have chances in games. We are a team that can always create opportunities to score.
Arsenal have a poor record against their top-four rivals in recent seasons, and have been on the end of several heavy defeats, but they rarely looked in trouble during the match against City.
And Arsenal’s victory now puts them within one point of fourth place on a weekend when all the team’s around them won ahead of the clash at the Etihad Stadium.
"We have got a lot to play for this year so hopefully now we can build on this performance and that will give us even more confidence going into the business end of the season," the Arsenal midfielder said.
"There is still a long way to go in this league. Many teams are taking points off each other. We will just have to concentrate on our own game and hopefully go on a big run and see where that takes us at the end.
"It was important to win because all the other teams won. The pressure was on us. Manchester City have made this place a fortress over the years. Not many teams come away with three points so we are delighted with the way we went about it and we are happy we closed the gap.
"We have always been confident coming into these games but we have been a bit too open in the past and we have paid the price for that. On Sunday, we defended really well. We kept our team shape tight defensively and we took our chances when we needed to.
"We have shown what we are capable of doing. We are going to have chances in games. We are a team that can always create opportunities to score so the important thing is to defend as a team and stop them from scoring because we are always going to get opportunities to score.
"So if we can keep a clean sheet like we did yesterday, we are always going to have a chance to win."