After a difficult period that has tested everyone connected with the club, our Emirates FA Cup semi-final victory against Manchester City was a huge boost.
Arsene Wenger was particularly delighted for his players, who he feels answered their critics in fine style at Wembley Stadium.
“It was a great game,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “We had a bit of a hesitant start, but we were solid defensively and I thought that we became stronger through the game, slowly took over and deserved to win it.
“I am very proud of the spirit the players have shown - there was a resilience and collective determination that is absolutely amazing.
“It was about how much we wanted it and that is why I am very happy. We won the game of course and played against a great team, but I felt as well that what was questioned was answered today on the pitch.”
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