Wenger immediately eyes win over Everton after Arsenal go third

Arsene Wenger watches Arsenal mount a remarkable late comeback to beat Norwich and then targets a win over Everton next week

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Arsene Wenger's side are now third in the table Photo: Back Page Images

Arsene Wenger watched Arsenal mount a remarkable late comeback to beat Norwich – and then immediately set his sights on beating Everton on Tuesday night.

The Gunners were trailing until the 85th minute at The Emirates after Michael Turner’s opener, but Mikel Arteta pulled the home side level from the spot after Olivier Giroud was hauled down by Kei Kamara.

Quick-fire goals from Giroud and substitute Lukas Podolski then wrapped up a vital win for Arsenal as they gave their hopes of Champions League qualification a boost.

The north Londoners are now in third place and a point clear of Tottenham and Chelsea, but face a stern test of their top-four credentials when Everton travel to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

And the Arsenal boss said: “At the moment the position is not important. What is important is to keep our run going and the consistency of our wins.

“The position at the moment has no real meaning. It means we are all tight and the team that is the most consistent will get there.

“At the moment we have that consistency so we want to focus on that. We have another big game on Tuesday night [against Everton] and we have a good opportunity that we want to take.”

Wenger also hailed his side’s mental strength after six goals in as many minutes swung the game in their favour against a battling Canaries side.

“It is a question of nerves and I think the win today was a balance of nerves, quality and intelligence,” he added.

“In the end we didn’t do anything stupid when we were 1-0 down, and kept facing our game. That side of the game will be important of course.”

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