Wenger: 'Today maybe we were a bit lucky'

21 December 2011 11:25
Arsene's post-Villa comments.

"I can only congratulate Villa. They played well and gave everything. We got very late three points that are vital for us. We were a bit unlucky on Sunday against City and today maybe we were a bit lucky.

"Overall it was important to restart with a win. We had two difficult away games where we had a to give everything physically.

"In the first half we controlled the game quite well. In the second half when Villa came back to 1-1, we had a little bit of a difficult period. Then we stabilised the game again and in the last 15 minutes you could feel we were on top of the game again.

"But if Villa continue to play like that, they will quickly come up in the table because they had an outstanding game."

"Our spirit is exceptional and that's why we came back from a bad start to the season to have such a a strong run. You could see that some legs were jaded from Sunday and some minds as well in the speed of the decision-making. But we kept going and there is an exceptional attitude and spirit in the side."