By Adam Clark

Arsène Wenger has described William Gallas as a "winner" after he scored his first Arsenal goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

The French defender struck on 63 minutes to finally give Arsenal the lead they had threatened all game, and Wenger said it showed Gallas has the right attitude to provide in moments of pressure.

"He has the mentality of a winner, to produce it when it's needed, no more than that," said Wenger.

"I read an interesting article talking about what is common between winners, in every sport, both men and women, and it said it was competitiveness and composure at the right moment. 

"They found that common denominator of refusing to not win and mixing that with composure. That means not being terrified when you have a chance, and I think that makes a winner.

"I have seen many fail because they have inhibitions, and in top competition you cannot have inhibitions when you are under pressure. That takes composure, and we saw that [with Gallas]."

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25 Sep 2006