Arsenal playmaker Tomas Rosicky has said the supporters have played a crucial role in the Gunners' recent run of form and feels the home fans can help the players in making the Emirates an intimidating venue for any team to visit.

The club has won nine of the last 10 league games and have been particularly impressive at home, having lost just thrice in all competitions this season.

"Recently the atmosphere at our home games has been absolutely amazing - the team can feel it and it is a big help for us," quoted the Czech Republic captain as saying.

"It is a great feeling to have the supporters so passionately behind you for the whole 90 minutes. The supporters really do make a difference at Emirates Stadium and we're hoping that we can keep that connection by winning more games," he added.

Rosicky himself has had an excellent run of form in recent months and several critics, who earlier wrote of the veteran midfielder, have admitted this could his best term yet at the club.

Meanwhile, the 31 year old has urged his teammates to not underestimate Wigan Athletic when the two sides meet at the Emirates on Monday night. The Latics go into the game off the back of a shock 1-0 win over league leaders Manchester United as they continue to battle against relegation and Rosicky knows that it will not be an easy game for Arsenal.

"Wigan beat Manchester United on Wednesday, so that's an indication that it will be a tough test for us. We'll have to be on top of our game to win, no doubt about it. Wigan have some very good players and a good young manager, so this will be a very tough match for us," the Arsenal player said.

The Gunners will be eager for a win against Wigan, which could go a long way in cementing their position in the league and open an eight-point lead over local rivals Tottenham. Rosicky further added the teams in the relegation zone will be the tougher ones to face in the run-in.

"We have a great chance to stay in [third] position, but now we have to make sure of it. That starts against Wigan on Monday - and make no mistake, it's a very big game for us. People might not usually regard a match against Wigan as such a big one, but they are still battling relegation, so there is a lot at stake for both of us. We saw what can happen against a team fighting for its life when we played away at QPR, and we expect the same kind of performance from Wigan on Monday. We have to give 100 per cent to get the result," Rosicky added.