Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was delighted to see his side come from 1-0 down to beat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League last night, explaining that he felt his team had answered critics who had questioned their character.

Everton took the lead in the first half through Louis Saha and, with the contest remaining that way well into the second period, looked to be heading for a famous win at the Emirates.

The Gunners hit back though, with Andrei Arshavin finding the back of the net after 70 minutes. Next, Laurent Koscielny rose to head home a Robin van Persie corner kick just five minutes later, and it proved enough to hand Arsenal a vital three points. And Wenger was left happy that the team’s character had shone through.

"I am very happy because this [character] is maybe the aspect of the team which has been questioned the most, and recently that’s where we have been the most convincing", said Wenger.

"In smaller games at Leeds, against Ipswich, against Huddersfield [it was tested]. We played our tenth game today in one month and every time we have shown, even when football-wise our level dropped a little bit, we have always shown fantastic attitude."


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