By Giuseppe Muro

Wednesday night's win over Barcelona was one of those rare occasions in football where everything fell into place, according to Arsène Wenger.

On a nerve-wracking night at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal squared up to, took a few blows from and fought back against a team hailed as the greatest ever.

Despite early dominance from the away side, Wenger's tactics soon bore fruit as Arsenal countered the visitors' potent attacking threat and ended the game firmly on the front foot. The manager admits things could not have gone much better.

"There are few nights in football where everywhere clicks well from the first to the last minute," he said at his pre-match media briefing on Friday. 

"With the fans, the vibes, the quality of the game and the quality of the behaviour.

"The commitment, talent and quality on both sides was exceptional. Emotionally for us it finished on a high so of course it is a great night to be involved in.

"When you are down 1-0 against such a quality team you need something special to win the game and that's what I liked in my team. They always had the right mental resilience and stamina not to give in because you can quickly collapse against a team of that quality."

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18 Feb 2011