Gabriel has revealed Arsenal were ‘much more focused’ than they have been recently in their resounding victory over Watford.
The Gunners secured a 4-0 win against the Hornets, easing to three vital points as they remain in the hunt for the Premier League title.
It was a return to form for Arsene Wenger’s side, who have been struggling in the recent months.
The North London club had won just three of their previous 10 games heading into the clash with the Hornets, and had been on the end of a 2-1 defeat against the same opponents in the FA Cup in March.
However, Arsenal were back to their best, attacking with pace and creative flair, and Brazilian centre-back Gabriel has revealed the reason for this excellent performance.
“It’s not every game that we’ll have an excellent performance like today,” he said.
“We were just much more focused against Watford and that’s why things went much better and we recorded a positive result.”
The three points closed the gap on second placed Spurs to four points, with Arsenal still having a game in hand, and Gabriel insists the Gunners have their confidence back heading into the final stage of the season.
The 25-year-old added: “We’ve regained our confidence once again.
“Not so long ago we lacked a little in confidence and we weren’t going into the match fully focused, so with a victory, we come back with a better self-esteem.”