‘We had the motivation and the attitude'

Just how important was that late goal? Arsène Wenger discussed the manner of his side’s dramatic win at Burnley in his post-match press conference.

Read on for his assessment of the game.

on his assessment of the game…
Look it was a big test for us because I think we were motivated, we had the attitude right and our legs were not as dynamic as in recent games. Our technique as well, we made some technical mistakes today. I must say, Burnley made it difficult for us. They defended very well, they were very well organised in a very intelligent way and I give the merit to my team. We kept going until the end, we got a bit lucky as well, a bit fortunate to win the game in the end but you can only have the chance to win it if you keep going. It was the kind of game we could’ve won 1-0 and we could’ve lost 1-0 as well. Burnley makes everybody suffer here and I think that will last until the end of the season.

on the importance of the win…
It’s a big win because City lost today. We were five points behind them and when you are five points behind a top quality team, when you have an opportunity to get a bit closer you cannot miss it. And that would’ve been the negative aspect of our game today had we not won. I must say, I am long enough in the job to know that you feel disappointed if you are in Burnley’s shoes because they gave absolutely everything and you can understand that they are a bit gutted to lose a game like that because they had put all the effort in to get the result.


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