Cesc Fabregas claims Arsenal are good enough to win this season’s Champions League and Premier League following the win over Milan.
Arsenal beat Milan 2-0 to became the first English side to win at the San Siro, and in the process, they knocked the holders out of the Champions League.
“We are top of the Premier League and through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” said Fabregas, 20.
“We beat the holders at home, so why can’t we win them both?”
The Spaniard was instrumental in Arsenal’s dismantling of the holders, and his long-range effort gave Arsenal the lead late on.
Emmanuel Adebayor scored a second goal as the Gunners clinched a stunning victory.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the result may act as a catalyst for his side for the remainder of the season.
“The competition is very hard now,” he stated. “It is a cup competition and you have to take it like that.
“We will go for it – we are in the quarter-final, so why should we not believe we can do it?
“The growing process of a team is a bit like a wave, it goes up suddenly, then down with a few bad results, then it goes up high again.
“This game was of huge significance for my team because in between (the two legs) they did not deliver a convincing result.
“Subconsciously for the team, it was very important to see how good they are.
“While this will strengthen the belief in the team, now we have to keep a good balance between belief and humility. That is a very important quality as well because it allows a team to be consistent.”
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti was gracious in defeat, conceding his side were outplayed by the Gunners.
“Arsenal are a strong team and played with great courage and have shown they have the qualities to reach the final of the Champions League,” he said.
“Now our aim is the fourth place in the Italian league and we will do our best to reach this.
“We have won so much lately, so one lost game is nothing if you think about what we have done.
“So we will all continue on to pursue our goals.”