Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed the Gunners' togetherness has helped them maintain a good run in this calendar year.
The north London club registered a crushing 4-1 victory over Liverpool in the league clash at the Emirates in the last fixture. So far in this calendar year, Arsene Wenger has seen his side suffer two defeats in the league, which came against Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.
They have conceded only nine goals in the league in 2015. The Spain international claims Arsenal defend as a unit, which has helped them restrict opposition from finding the back of the net regularly when they play the Gunners.
Cazorla admitted Arsenal's victory over Brendan Rodgers' side has put them in a firm position to qualify for next season's Champions League.
"It's a very important win for us because Liverpool are with us fighting for the Champions League," Cazorla told Arsenal's official website.
"Liverpool have very good players with Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho but the team played very compact and played together, which is very important for us. When we defend together, we always win."
Manchester City suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace on Monday. The Premier League champions' defeat has helped Arsenal sit second in the league table with 63 points from 31 games, leading third place Manchester United by a point and City by two points.
Arsenal face Burnley at Turf Moor in the upcoming fixture. Sean Dyche's side has defeated Manchester City at home and settled for a draw against Tottenham Hotspur. Despite their recent form, Cazorla has urged his teammates to seal their eighth consecutive win over Burnley.
"The confidence is high for everyone and we need to play the same now we have a week of rest, and then we need to prepare for the next game," the Spain international said.