Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's stunning 4-2 victory over Chelsea will give his players the belief they can complete their top-four mission.
The Gunners bounced back from three consecutive defeats in style while ending their goal-shy form to move level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham after 32 games played each.
Arsenal face tough tests against Manchester United and West Ham in their next two matches ahead of a visit to Spurs next month, but Arteta reckons their win at Chelsea can play a significant role in their important fixtures to come.
"I think it will help because it gives you confidence and belief you can do it on the biggest stage, away from home against the top teams in this league," Arteta told Sky Sports. "Hopefully they can believe more in themselves.
"That's the game that we had in hand. I said to them if you want to play Champions League football you have to come to places like this and win. Tonight we've done it and I'm really proud of them tonight, but I'm more proud of how they've reacted to every defeat over the past few weeks. Not only the players but as a staff and a club, and that's what reinforces me and gives me a reminder of how lucky I am to be here.
Mikel Arteta praised Eddie Nketiah's impact as he scored twice in Arsenal's 4-2 away win at Chelsea
"What I love is the spirit of these players. When you lose matches, you get punished, you get criticised but for these players I don't care because it's so worth it. They are phenomenal people and as a group they are really growing. To win a London derby away from home and how we did it, I am really happy."
Arsenal and Tottenham are level on 57 points with six games to play, including one against each other at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 12.