Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, has hailed his side's 2-1 victory over West Brom last weekend and has labelled it as a 'massive' victory for the club.

A brace from Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky gave the Gunner's a comfortable 2-0 lead at the Hawthorns.

After neat work down the line from in-form Gervinho, his goal-bound shot was met by a flying Rosicky as his diving header nestled past Ben Foster to give Arsenal a first-half lead.

With just five minutes on the clock in the second half, an Aaron Ramsey pass was controlled well by Rosicky who then unleashed a volley towards West Brom's goal and Foster was only able to parry the ball away, only for Rosicky to follow up and smash home his and Arsenal's second of the game.

At this point Arsenal were cruising to all three points, but in the 70th minute, Per Mertesacker brought down Shane Long in the penalty area and was sent off for being the last man. James Morrison then smashed home the penalty to give the hosts a chance.

With 20 minutes left to hang on, it was very much 'hold what we have' from Arsenal's point of view and they managed to do just that as they held on to the three points.

After their victory, right-back Bacary Sagna, hailed the result and said it was a massive result for the team.

Sagna told Arsenal player: “It was really hard. We were 2-0 up but we put ourselves in trouble, losing some stupid balls and they managed to score.

“We knew it was going to be difficult in their stadium with their fans but we managed to keep going, we managed to fight until the end and we managed to take the three points.

“Winning is really massive. We knew we have to take it game by game and take maximum points.

"We're on a good run and we want to keep that going because we still have six weeks to go until the end of the season and we want to qualify for the Champions League.

“We don't want to look at other teams. We just want to look at our own team and finish in the top four.”

 

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