Arsenal have shown strength in adversity in the Premier League - and the statistics back that up.
Arsene Wenger's side dug deep to register a vital 1-0 victory at Sunderland last Saturday despite losing Carl Jenkinson to a red card on the hour mark.
But their latest away win should not come as a surprise when you consider that Arsenal have won more games than they've lost when they've been reduced to 10 men. The full record reads P67 W25 D21 L21 and Wenger is pleased with that return.
"I feel that we do quite well with 10 men," he told Arsenal Player.
"The only negative [performance] with 10 men was against Manchester City, because it was early in the game. I always thought if it stayed 0-0 until half-time, we’d have a chance to win the game, even against Manchester City.
"Unfortunately, we were very quickly 2-0 down. Even then in the second half, you could see that we could create chances and that we were dangerous. It shows that we have technical and mental quality."
The Sunderland game was not all about digging in, of course. Arsenal were at their free-flowing best before Jenkinson's dismissal at the Stadium of Light and had plenty of chances to add to Santi Cazorla's first-half matchwinner.
"We had two aspects of our game in the same match," agreed Wenger. "One where we played with fluency and creativity, and one where it was about digging deep, solidarity and defensive fighting.
"We got the two in the same game and I was very pleased with that, because we were exposed on the defensive side in the last 20 minutes.
"We responded very well and these are two important ingredients that we need now. Now we go into every single game where these two ingredients will be needed."
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