Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes victory over Fulham is crucial if his side want to finish in the top four come the end of the season and the Welshman is confident this feat can be achieved.
Arsene Wenger's side are in good form currently after coming from behind to beat Norwich City at the weekend, but they were held at home to Everton on Tuesday to a 0-0 draw, which was then followed by Chelsea beating Fulham on Wednesday putting the Blues above Arsenal and into third.
The Gunners' next trip is to Craven Cottage and if they can pick up the same result as Chelsea did, they will then overtake their London rivals into third as Chelsea play on Sunday.
With Arsenal playing 24 hours before both Tottenham and Chelsea, Ramsey believes it's vital they win at Fulham to ensure the pressure is back on their London rivals in the hunt for Champions League football next season.
The Welsh international told reporters: "It's important [to open up a gap]. We always knew that this week was going to be a big week for us. We've got four points out of two games so far.
"We're still unbeaten in a load of games and hopefully now we can finish the week off strongly and get a win at Fulham which will put us in a really strong position.
"It was important for us not to lose against Everton and I think we still have a lot of confidence. It didn't quite happen for us in the final third [on Tuesday] but overall we were quite solid and we're looking forward to the weekend.
"Tottenham and Chelsea still have to play each other. They still have tough games. The teams are going to drop points so we're still positive and confident that we can finish in the top four.
"We're just concentrating on our own game and taking every game as it comes. [If we are in third place] maybe they might feel a bit of pressure going into their [next] game to try and get three points to get back above us."
Although it looks like the top four will be filled with either Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham, Ramsey still believes Everton are in with a chance after they impressed him on Tuesday night.
He finished by saying: "I'm not so sure [Everton are out of it]. think they've still got to play a few teams which are in and around fourth place.
"Teams are going to drop points so it's important for us just to keep our momentum going and win our remaining games."
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