Cedric described the atmosphere at Thursday night’s crucial victory over Wolves as “massive” and said the players fed off the energy they felt from the home fans.
Despite trailing for more than 70 minutes to Hwang Hee Chan’s early strike, we battled manfully throughout the evening, racking up 26 attempts on goal.
Eventually the pressure told, and Arsenal’s right back – who made his third consecutive start – is under no illusions how big a part the crowd played.
“It was a really important one,” Cedric said at the training ground on Friday. “We were 1-0 down but the fans understood that we were pushing, and trying, and really going for it. I heard the whole stadium behind us.
“There were a few moments I really remember, because most of the time you are focused on the game. But during the game when maybe the action stopped for a bit, I really felt that the stadium were completely behind us. It was massive. I believed we could turn it around, and in the end we made it happen together.”
Cedric particularly savoured the celebrations following the winning goal, and said it was just reward for the team’s efforts on the night.
“We knew it was an important game for us and we fought so hard to win the game,” he said. “We conceded very early but I don’t think they created much after that.
“We were controlling the game. We were looking to be the more dominant team, we were looking to win the game. We applied our principles and in the end, with a lot of emotion, we exploded with a 2-1 win. You need to celebrate your wins – especially when they are important.”
The win lifted Arsenal to fifth place, one point behind Manchester United in fourth, but with two games in hand. Arsenal’s next fixture is away to Watford on Sunday, March 6.