Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted with his side's performance against Hull City on Monday night.
In one of Arsenal's best performances of the season, it was again Chile's Alexis Sanchez who stole the show as he scored his 23rd and 24th goals of his campaign.
And the Frenchman again says that a better start to the season would have seen his side fight Chelsea for the Premier League crown.
"Before the game I thought that it would be a very difficult game," Wenger said.
"We certainly had a few turning points - the fact that we scored first, the fact that our defenders were calm on the ball and that we could always dictate our technical level.
"Never were we under real pressure. We got out of tight situations with good technical skills and that took the pressure off our team, and we always looked like we could create something with the speedy movement of our players.
"We are consistent and consistency is the first sign of quality. We passed a few test in a positive way. What is very important is to keep the attitude in the side to improve, to make progress.
"We gave absolutely everything to come back into it [the title race] and there were a few turning points.
"The first one was us not starting the season well and the second was maybe the QPR game where Chelsea never had any doubt in their mind.
"Sometimes when you go for the title and you win these types of games, it convinces you that it is your year. Chelsea didn’t drop points at QPR or against Manchester United - they were very consistent and only lost two games."