Arsenal's weekend victory over Sunderland pushed them higher in the Premier League table as the Gunners are now just two points away from the top four positions, with West Ham United currently occupying fourth due to a 16 point haul.
Arsene Wenger's side craved a win - it was, after all, only their third in the division this season, despite nine outings in total.
Two Alexis Sanchez strikes earned Arsenal maximum points at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, as the club's aspirations for a top four finish this season stay on track.
"At this point in time, it's all about trying to qualify for that Champions League place again," commented former Aston Villa and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke on Sky Sports. "It was vital that Arsenal got a result at Sunderland and they've managed to do that.
"They kept themselves in the hunt to securing that place in the top four," added the 42-year-old, a three-time Premier League title winner with Manchester United.
"There is a lot of football left to be played but these are the games in which Arsenal are expected to go away from home and pick up three points.
“They managed to do that and they're high in confidence with two wins in two, with the game against Anderlecht where they came back and turned that around.
"Certainly that will give them confidence going forward in their remaining campaign in the Premier League."