Wenger hails Gunners' spirit

02 February 2011 10:00
Arsene Wenger is in no doubt his young Arsenal side are showing the heart of champions after coming from behind to beat Everton at the Emirates Stadium, where Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas found himself at the centre of another row. Louis Saha had put the visitors ahead after 24 minutes when he slotted home, despite being offside. However, the Gunners - still five points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United - turned the game around through substitute Andrey Arshavin and Laurent Koscielny's header. Everton boss David Moyes, though, was left less than impressed by the Arsenal skipper, whom he claimed should have been sent off for alleged abuse at the officials when the teams went off down the tunnel at half-time. Wenger, however, rejected those claims and believes Arsenal have again displayed the courage needed to last the distance this season. "It was more a victory of a team with fantastic spirit and a never-say-die attitude than our usual game, but that of course is needed in the championship," he said. "This is maybe the aspect of the team which has been questioned the most, and recently that's where we have been the most convincing. Every time we have shown, even when football-wise our level dropped a little bit, we have always shown fantastic attitude."

Source: PA

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