By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger believes that William Gallas' nose for goal could be a vital weapon in Arsenal's chase for honours.

The Arsenal captain prodded home a late equaliser at Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday to take his tally to three goals in three Champions League games after netting in both legs of the qualifier against FC Twente.

Gallas returns to another happy hunting ground on Saturday - his volley set up Arsenal's comeback at Bolton last season - and Wenger insists it is no coincidence that his captain keeps getting on the scoresheet.

"There is no coincidence in football," Wenger told

"He was a striker when he was young and you can see he has the nose to be where you have to be at the right moment. If it is a corner or a deflected goal, William Gallas is there. He has kept something of a striker in him and that comes out in these desperate situations.

"The biggest quality of a striker who scores goals is exceptional skill or through anticipation and understanding where the ball will be. William anticipates and attacks the space.

"His goals can make the difference. I am convinced that in a game like Kiev it was an important goal, because coming back from Kiev with a defeat or with a point, it is a completely different perspective for the Champions League and the game at Bolton."

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19 Sep 2008