Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna both believe that Arsenal can take huge confidence from yesterday’s battering of Spurs as the Gunners look to put a consistent run of form together in the crucial pre-Christmas period.
Arsene Wenger’s side have 11 games before the end of the year including an upcoming trio of contests against Montpellier, Everton and Aston Villa which could well dictate the club’s fate both domestically and in Europe.
Speaking to Arsenal.com in the aftermath of yesterday’s win, right-back Sagna made clear the 5-2 victory must help kick-start the season:
“It’s very important. We want to stick to the top. From now on, we just need to keep focused, look forward and win game by game.
“It was amazing to play. It’s always a great pleasure to play [in] a derby, especially when you win. It’s just great. We managed to score many goals.”
Theo Walcott, who bagged his ninth goal of the season in injury-time, added that Arsenal’s decisiveness, which has all too often been lacking in recent weeks, was a decisive factor.
“I think the better team won,” said the England winger. “They did have some good patches but in the grand scheme of things I think we deserved to win.
“We were very ruthless going forward and had five different goalscorers, which hasn’t happened for a while.
“It’s funny that it’s the same scoreline as last year – who would have thought that?”
“It has been up and down [this season]. I am starting to get back into the team, and we have people like Santi Cazorla who has shone in his first season in England, Olivier Giroud is starting to show what he can do, Lukas Podolski is getting goals which is very useful and we have Jack [Wilshere] back.
“I think the confidence has always been there. But this was a massive win for us.”