Arsene Wenger wants consistency from Arsenal after they ended a three-match winless run by beating West Ham 3-0 on Wednesday.
Arsenal went into the clash at the Emirates Stadium having won just three of their last 10 matches in all competitions, but second-half goals from Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud got them back on track.
The Gunners moved up to fifth as a result, with the gap to the Champions League places now just four points following Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea.
Wenger was pleased to see his side’s fortunes change but acknowledged they cannot afford many more slip-ups with just nine games remaining.
“West Ham defended well in the first half and we needed to find a solution in the second half. We were convincing after the break,” he told BBC Sport.
“We come out of a difficult period and our confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly.
“We are in the final sprint in the Premier League. Consistency will be very important.
“We have a little handicap on the points front. We have fewer possibilities to drop points.”
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 5, 2017
Ozil provided the assist for Walcott’s goal, while Alexis Sanchez impressed by creating numerous opportunities for his team-mates.
The duo are subject to ongoing contract renewal sagas, but Wenger was keen to avoid solely picking them out for praise.
He said: “Ozil and [Alexis] Sanchez are important players but everyone did well. You could not say any player had a bad performance. “
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