If the title race is over then no-one has told Arsène Wenger.

After his side staged a stunning comeback to beat Bolton at the weekend, the Arsenal manager declared the belief was back in his team and they would "fight to end" in order to usurp leaders Manchester United.

The visitors were down by two goals and one man at half time on Saturday before William Gallas and Robin van Persie got them level. Then Jlloyd Samuel put through his own net in the final seconds.

It was Arsenal's first win in six Premier League games however the status quo was retained at the top of the table because Manchester United and Chelsea also won. Wenger's side are still six points adrift but, according to the Frenchman, that rebound at the Reebok Stadium has repaired much of the damage inflicted in recent weeks. Something that was very welcome given that a massive Champions League Quarter-Final against Liverpool is coming up this week.

"We needed a win because we had not won for a while and eventually that plays on your mind," admitted Wenger. "Also it is a good basis to prepare for Wednesday's game. We know there were three Liverpool games and Manchester United on the back of this game so it was very important for us to win.

"We will fight until the last second [in the League]. We believe we can do it but now we must just play our next Premier League game against Liverpool and then go to Manchester United."

"But this is a weight off the shoulders really because we had a heavy disappointment at Chelsea. The belief is in there again now. We would not have won this game if we had not had the belief. We were 10 v 11 and 2-0 down, without belief that is impossible.

"Bolton were physical in the first half but our technical level got them fatigued. You could see in the last 20 minutes that despite having 10 men we always had the ball. They have played well but our technical level made the difference."

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1 Apr 2008