By Richard Clarke

Freddie Ljungberg has praised his side's spirit in the 2-1 comeback win over Charlton on Saturday.

The South Londoners took the lead with a goal that Arsenal believed was offside. Subsequent replays proved it was legal but Arsène Wenger's side shrugged off the perceived injustice, scored twice through Robin van Persie and completed a remarkable turnaround.

"We showed some character," said Ljungberg. "After they scored I felt we were playing a little bit too straight and too quickly.

"But then we controlled the game quite well with our passing and we went into the lead. They put us under pressure with some crosses but I felt we coped so I was very happy.

"To be honest I was quite sure that [their goal] was offside but afterwards I was told that it was not. If we were a bit harsh on the linesman then we have apologise about that. It really looked very much like offside but I heard it was not."

It was Arsenal's fifth win in succession. For Ljungberg, European success may have helped.

"It is a different game in the Champions League than in the Premiership," said the Swede. "It is not so physical. We had a lot of success in the Champions League last year so we all have high belief when we go out on the pitch. After the first three Premiership games we have won every match so maybe that was a factor.

"But really if I knew there was any specific thing we would have talked about it. We played well at the start of the season but we drew some games and lost one too. We conceded some early goals too. Against Charlton we conceded as well but we managed to come back and I am very happy with that."

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Richard Clarke 3 Oct 2006