By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger has hailed the ‘spot-on’ attitude of his side after Saturday’s late, late win at Hull.

Nicklas Bendtner’s injury-time strike kept Arsenal in the thick of the title race just when it seemed two points were slipping away at the KC Stadium.

Wenger knows his young side lack the experience of lifting a trophy but, he argues, goals like that prove their mental mettle.

“These kinds of wins strengthen our belief but I think they are more a consequence of our spot-on attitude,” said the Frenchman.

“It is something special for such a young team to have that. It comes from the desire to win something.

“We started to build this team three or four years ago. The age is around 22 and now people are saying: 'yes, but what did you win?' Well that desire to win something is certainly evident.

“We haven't won anything yet and as long as you have not won anything it will play on your mind. We have lost the spine of our team [in recent games] yet we can still turn up and win games. That shows something. We have built a good squad here with an exceptional spirit.”

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15 Mar 2010