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Full-back Leighton Baines says Everton are proud of their battling display at Arsenal on Tuesday night.

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Leighton Baines felt Everton's work rate at Arsenal was excellent.

Leighton Baines felt Everton's work rate at Arsenal was excellent.

David Moyes' side kept their hopes of Champions League qualification alive with a 0-0 draw at the Emirates but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger felt their approach was overly robust at times.

However, Baines said Everton are glad other clubs do not enjoy playing against them and praised his team mates for their work rate.

"We know Arsenal are a good passing team but we did not speak about physically disrupting them in terms of getting stuck in," said Baines.

"Whoever we play will know they are in for a physical game and the work-rate the players put in was there to be seen.

"We have got a little bit of everything, the work-rate, togetherness and spirit is inspirational at times.

"Playing with this group of players, I sometimes find I look around and I can't believe what some of them are doing.

"The effort they are putting in, people go above and beyond. They are playing with injuries and it really is inspirational at times just to see that. Mix it in with our quality and we can't be a good team to face for any side."

Everton are two points off a top-four place with five games left and have huge matches against Liverpool and Chelsea still to play.

"We are talking about keeping in touching distance," said Baines. "We will just try to keep ourselves in the mix.

"We have taken points off a lot of the teams who will finish in the Champions League positions. I don't think anyone will particularly enjoy playing against us at any level."

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