Date: 29th January 2009 at 12:06pm
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Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby praised both Aston Villa and Everton in an interview after the Gunners snatched a last gasp equaliser away at Goodison Park last night.

Robin van Persie came to Arsenal’s rescue for the millionth time this month to salvage an unlikely point against an Everton team that one could argue deserved all three.

The draw came 24 hours after Villa notched up another win leaving us 5 points adrift of the much coveted Champions league spot.

‘We are not going to let up until the end of the season.’ claimed the Frenchman

‘We are going to try to get points in every game and won’t give up.’

‘We are very focused on our games. Of course, Aston Villa have been fantastic and are in front of us, but we are really focused on our job and what is most important is what we are doing on the pitch.’

‘I think tonight it was very important to get something from the game. We drew and took one point which I think is good for us because we were not so good. When you see the game, Everton were better than us and to take one point is very good here.’

It’s hard to think that we could be playing UEFA cup football next season, but it becomes a very real possibility with each passing game. Despite actually being on a pretty decent run of 9 matches unbeaten in the league, our performances have been tepid and uninspired, and the failure to bring in some fresh faces could have catastrophic consequences.