By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger believes his team has faced more pressure than any other this season - and insists they have handled it well.
Arsenal began September in 17th place in the Premier League after taking one point from their opening three games, but their resurgence has seen them overtake Tottenham in the race for a top-three finish.
Six consecutive wins have made Arsenal the top flight's in-form side and Wenger is proud of his players’ response to adversity.
"What you want is improvement from the team, so if this improvement is going in a spectacular way it is great,” he told Arsenal Player.
“But it is about finishing the job. We have good ingredients because we are on the same wavelength to play our game, and the spirit in the side is good. Now we must continue our development.
"I felt we always had a strong spirit, but of course you question it when you are mid-table. That is why I feel this team was maybe under more pressure than any other team, and maybe they have learned from it.
"It has tested our character, and the response was positive. If you look at all the problems we had over the season and how we responded, the attitude was always right and correct. The end of the season will tell us where we stand but I am very positive that we will fight until the end."
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