By Richard Clarke

Thierry Henry believes Arsenal's comeback victory over Manchester United will mean little unless they find more consistency.

The Frenchman scored the winner as Arsène Wenger's side struck twice in the last seven minutes at Emirates Stadium on Sunday to secure a famous victory.

This season Arsenal have beaten Manchester United twice, Liverpool three times, Tottenham once and taken a battling point home from Stamford Bridge. However they are still a dozen points adrift from Sir Alex Ferguson's side in the Premiership. It just goes to prove they are capable of greatness but need to perform week in, week out to sustain it.

"Sunday showed we can play some great stuff," Henry told "Now we need some consistency and to pick up points game by game.

"You can't moan if you are 12 points behind. It is for a reason. Now we just have to grab the points we can grab."

Crucially Henry believes Arsenal CAN still win the title. He described it as a "massive task" but "mathematically doable'.  However only the future will determine if the results from this weekend will have a lasting effect on the Premiership title race.

"I am really not sure," said the 29-year-old. "I just think it was a good weekend for Liverpool [who beat Chelsea] and for us.

"But if you don't carry on then it won't mean anything. You need to [go on] and make sure you can remember this game and say it was the turning point. At the moment it is a great win don't get me wrong but, as I said, I would rather be top of the League than do the double [over Manchester United].

"It is always something great to beat them. But at the same time it is important to go on a great run now and make sure you can capitalise on the big game we had on Sunday."


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Richard Clarke 22 Jan 2007