Xhaka put Arsenal ahead in the first half with a long-range strike, sending them on the way to a huge victory on a weekend.
“We are happy to win and it was very important if you see the results from Tottenham and Chelsea," Xhaka told arsenal.com. “It was important to take the three points and now we're back in the game.
“We had to learn from our mistakes that we made against Manchester United in the FA Cup. We played well but they were always dangerous on the counter-attack and today with five at the back we were more compact. It was important to press them as well
“I think these three points show us the way. This game was a six pointer and we don't have a lot of games left, but we need the points to be in the top four."