Arsenal have finally found their true form since Theo Walcott signed his contract extension last month, and they are now fighting hard for every single point as they attempt to close the gap on their great rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.
Although there is still a four point gap, Wenger will take heart that he has always managed to finish above Spurs since his arrival at Arsenal, and when the Independent asked him straight off if he thought he would leapfrog Spurs once again, he replied: “There are many games to go,”
“We are in the fight and the game on Saturday showed that we are ready for a fight.”
“Our character was questioned many times this season.”
“You saw on Saturday that we have plenty. I liked the last 20 minutes when we were pushed back. We headed every single ball. We tried like mad and that’s fantastic to see.
“Sometimes you have to just dig in and some players played in uncomfortable positions. When we have the desire to win, it helps a lot.”
As Mikel Arteta said yesterday, the North London derby will be massive early next month, but with the FA Cup game against Blackburn and the Champions League match against Bayern Munich to concentrate on first, we mustn’t worry too much about it just yet.
Mind you if Arsenal beat Villa and Spurs lose to Newcastle it could be even more interesting lol……