Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says his side’s victory AC Milan indicated the mental strength within the squad.
Ramsey joined Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the scoresheet as the Gunners moved a step closer to a Europa League quarter-final, their first win in five matches.
Having had their mental strength questioned in recent weeks, the Wales international said he and his teammates had hit back at the critics in Italy.
“We started well, we got a couple of goals in the first half. We showed we have plenty of characters in this team,” he told BT Sport following the match.
“It’s never easy to come to San Siro and play AC Milan; I know from past experience. I’m really pleased that we came here and we got the win.
“I think we played very well in the first half, we created many opportunities and moved the ball well. Second half, we wanted to protect it a bit more, and we kept a clean sheet, which is always important.
“We’ve been on a bad run and sometimes, as hard as you try out on the pitch, it doesn’t seem to work. But we’re trying hard and we tried to do the right things. We know what we’re capable of.
“A lot of people are always going to talk – it’s their job to talk. It’s important for us to keep focused and try and improve. We know what we’re capable of doing and we just have to produce that more consistently.
“It’s nice that we’ve turned a little corner.”