Last Updated: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:31
Arsenal assistant coach Steve Bould insists defeating Bayern Munich has given the Gunners the self-belief to secure a top-four finish.
Since dispatching Bayern 2-0 at the Allianz Arena last month the Gunners have swept aside Swansea and Reading to lift them within two points of the Champions League places.
"The big thing for us was getting the big result at Bayern," said assistant coach Steve Bould - filling in for Arsene Wenger who has lost his voice.
"We're only the second team to have won there this season so it's given everybody a belief that we're doing all right. It was an important game for us."
The triumph against Bayern was a marvellous response to the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham 10 days earlier, a result that appeared to have struck a mortal blow to Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four.
"I'm hoping that (the loss to Tottenham) is the big turning point. We played really well on the day and I think we absolutely deserved more than we got," Bould said.
"Two defensive errors and we got punished by good players and that's what happens.
"Everybody has realised that clean sheets win games a lot of the time. We've improved."
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