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Wenger hails crucial late win
04 Apr 2010 - 11:42:54
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that his side would have been out of the Premier League title race had they not secured a last-gasp 1-0 win at home to Wolves.
Nicklas Bendtner's header gave the Gunners a crucial three points, as they kept up the pressure on Chelsea and Manchester United with a handful of games to play.
The Frenchman commented: "It keeps us in the title race, yes. If we had not won it would have been finished.
"You know if you are five points behind Chelsea with five games to go, you can forget it, but with three points it is feasible.
"We have a difficult programme but they have a difficult programme as well.
"It was important to forget Barcelona for 24 hours and focus on this game and that was not easy. But we did it well - I think we had a good focus.
"We were a bit jaded physically, but we kept going and we were serious, we didn't make a mistake at the back.
"In the end we got a deserved victory against a resilient Wolves team who had a great goalkeeper. We kept it late, as with many times, but overall we deserved to win the game."
Meanwhile, Wenger has confirmed that he will hold talks with the Gunners in the near future to map out their plans for success.
He told the Mail on Sunday: "This summer or in the autumn we will talk.
"My personal future will depend on the capacity to win trophies, but also on whether this team is improving year after year, because we are still very, very young.
"Ideally I would not want to leave without this generation winning a trophy."