Arsène Wenger has praised Gervinho and Aaron Ramsey for their impact after coming off the bench in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Swansea City.
With 20 minutes to play and the score deadlocked in south Wales, Wenger introduced the pair and they combined to seal victory in stoppage time, following Nacho Monreal’s 74th-minute opener.
They came on with a great spirit. That’s why I say it’s the solidarity of the whole group that got us the points todayArsène Wenger
“They were fresh and the players who were on had given a lot,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.
“That’s what football at the top level is as well. They came on with a great spirit. That’s why I say it’s the solidarity of the whole group that got us the points today.
“We had a good defensive stability. From then on, you can take advantage of any mistake they make. You don’t expose yourself too much [defensively] and that increases the confidence of the team, and the belief as well.
“We are ready for a battle - that is most important. We have shown that today and we will show that until the end of the season. We want to fight and we want to give absolutely everything.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 18 Mar 2013