Wenger - Final sprint is interesting now

Arsene Wenger feels that results in the Premier League over the weekend have made the climax to the title race "very interesting".

Arsenal secured a crucial 1-0 win against Tottenham in the north London derby which was preceded by Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Manchester United. It leaves both sides just four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.

Manchester City also won at the weekend and Wenger says it was vital not to drop points at White Hart Lane.

"We needed zero mistakes at the back and did that in a very convincing way"

Arsene Wenger

"It's a very good day for us because we were under pressure to win this game and we won it," he told Arsenal Player. "The pressure of Tottenham was great but we absorbed it well with a great focus, great performance from our defenders and on the break we always looked dangerous.

"But we couldn't finish the game off. So we needed zero mistakes at the back and did that in a very convincing way.

"We wanted to get back in the race and the defeat of Chelsea, the win of Liverpool and of Man City away makes the final sprint very interesting.

"It put us back in a good position. It's not in our hands because even if we win our game in hand we are still a point behind but if we continue to win our games that will of course be very important. Then it is in our hands. Then's it's just focus, recover, focus and try to win the next game."

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