Oleksandr Zinchenko believes Arsenal can achieve “everything they want” after coming from behind twice to defeat Aston Villa and resurrect their Premier League title hopes.
The Gunners scored twice in stoppage time to reclaim first place in the table and end a three-game losing streak.
Ollie Watkins put Villa ahead early on, and Philippe Coutinho, making his Premier League debut for former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, added a second after Bukayo Saka equalized.
On the hour, Zinchenko equalized, before the drama escalated with two stoppage-time goals – an own goal from Emi Martinez after Jorginho’s strike hit the crossbar, and a breakaway finish from substitute Gabriel Martinelli.
“I’d like to say two things about this game,” Zinchenko told BT Sport afterward. “First, we learned an incredible lesson for all of us: we must believe until the very end.
“As I previously stated, this group of incredible people can achieve anything they desire if we continue to fight and believe. The reaction from all of us in the second half was ideal.
“We’d like to get into the dressing room as soon as possible, but there are still a lot of games to play, and we just need to keep going, fighting, and believing we can do it all.”
As Zinchenko stated, the Gunners learned a valuable lesson: they can find strength and belief as the title race heats up.