LONDON: Roberto Martinez insists Everton are up to the challenge of a testing week that could prove pivotal to their outside hopes of finishing fourth in the Premier League.
Victory over Swansea City saw the Goodison Park club close the gap to the fourth-place Gunners to eight points, with a game in hand.
Everton manager Martinez is confident his squad can meet the physical challenge of three games in nine days, which sees them visit Newcastle United on Tuesday and Fulham on Sunday.
Fourth-placed Arsenal then travel to Goodison Park on April 6, and Martinez said: “It’s really exciting. You want to play games and we have got a squad that is ready.
“I think the team is ready now to play games in a short space of time.”