Arteta said his team are up for with their local rivals now just four points ahead of them in the Premier League table.
“Hopefully, it will increase the level of confidence of the team and the belief that we can play really well against any opponent, we can beat big teams as well and just maintain everybody together with a big belief,” he said.
“We know we have to put four or five wins together in a row to give ourselves any chance of looking up in the table, but we are ready for a fight.
“Up until mathematically it’s impossible [top-four] we’re going to believe and we’re going to give it a go that is for sure.
“We know that we’re going to have to be extremely consistent, to have any chance in the last two or three matches to be close to that. But we’re going to give it a go and we’re going to keep trying going game by game.”