Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident a win against Fulham on Saturday will be crucial for the Gunners. Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League wtih 60 points, one point behind Chelsea who occupy the third and final direct qualifying spot for the Champions League 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."
Even though he thinks the top four will be filled with either Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham, Ramsey didn't want to rule out Everton who impressed him in their last match against Arsenal at Emirates.
"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."